I have two children who have never been to school and I have always home educated ( we are in the UK ). Over the years we have tried several different approaches, Waldorf, unschooling, curriculum, unit topics, projects and none of them sit well with myself or my children.
My eldest now 10 fears math and believes herself to be awful at it, this isn't true when she stops flapping and stops to think she can work out the problem.
My question is how would you approach this fear? Would you find a curriculum online or otherwise, back off and leave the issue to resolve itself, find a tutor who can support her?
I have never forced her to sit and work until the problem is completed. I try to help and if she is getting worked up we leave the problem alone. The last year we left the math problems alone and instead played lots of games, going back to curriculum this year I can see that she hasn't progressed at all.
Thank you in advance for any suggestions/advice.