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I’m scared of math

I’m scared of math. Well, let me explain. I’m super duper nervous about teaching my 4 year old son math (i hear you laughing). I don’t know why, but every time I think about it I get a little anxious. Throughout our homeschooling journey we’ve had numerous lessons in every other subject including human anatomy and physiology and needle trade. So why am I so nervous when it comes to teaching my child basic math skills. He’s advanced for his age and I’m not saying that because I’m his mother it’s because it’s true. Our homeschool curriculum consists of a little kindergarten and mostly first grade work. He’s been able to recite & recognize the alphabet since he was about 18 months old, counting and recognizing numbers 0-100 shortly thereafter, and began reading at 3 years old. The things that he does and that his mind can comprehend at such a young age amazes me! Despite all of that greatness, his mom is still intimidated with teaching him math.

Two weeks ago I told myself, “Allison, you’re going to teach a math lesson today, no excuses.” I braved the waters y’all and did it, and guess what happened? It was a success! So much so, that within the first few minutes I didn’t know why I was so nervous to teach my son math in the first place. Our first lesson was zero addition. We’re now about to begin numbers one and two addition.

I said all that to say that, sometimes it’s our own fear that can stop us from doing things that we know we are supposed to do. It’s not that we don’t recognize what we have to do or even have the ability to do it, it’s just the act of doing it that can sometimes be frightening. Maybe we’re thinking that it’s not how so and so does it, or what if I don’t get it done perfectly. STOP doubting yourself! STOP worrying about if it’s going to work out or not. STOP waiting until you feel comfortable to do it, whatever it is. Do it now! Get over your feelings of fear, anxiety, and nervousness and brave the waters. You got this!

Check us out going through number zero addition. I tested him at the end to see if he actually understood the lesson. 🧑🏿‍🏫


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