Professor Mom

Chronicles the life of a mom, teacher, and writer trying to stay sane amid the chaos of daily life.



chrissygreenny's picture chrissygreenny

This was interesting to read as I was the same way with math. I did well in it, but I HATED it and struggled even in college. B doesn't struggle as much but dislikes it terribly. On the one hand i want her to overcome this as not liking or doing poorly in math is almost expected of girls. BUT...why should I force her to love something that just isn't her thing?

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I know what you mean...I don't want to push T. if she doesn't like math, and prefers to spend her time working on other skills/talents; however, since she does seem to be okay with it, and might well prove much better at it than I ever was, I do want her to work at math so that she can have more choices. I think, though, that if it became a battle, I would certainly back off.