Did you hear about “bedtime” math? by 720 Credit Score
Since it’s back-to-school time, I want to share this great story I heard on NPR …
You can listen to the whole thing here, but the gist of it is this:
A mother of three (who is also an astrophysics graduate) wants to promote a cultural-makeover when it comes to math.
“You hear educated adults say, ‘I’m just not that good at math’ or ‘I’m kind of afraid of math.’ And that’s a totally acceptable thing for a well-educated person to say,” said Laura Overdeck in the interview.
“But you never hear them way, ‘Well, you know, I’m just not that good at reading.’”
She also said that the more parents talk about numbers, the better students perform in math.
This got me thinking about MONEY!
If parents talked more at home about money, the cost of things, their savings’ goals, and their investments, would kids be more money-savvy?
Probably. After all, you are your child’s first teacher. The culture you establish at home (or the culture you fail to establish at home) will have the largest impact on your child’s habits as an adult.
So why not start telling bedtime money stories? Or, if you are worried this will keep your kids up, how about giving them snack-time money stories?
Let me know what you think below!
Be sure to listen to the whole interview and subscribe to Laura’s blog.