Nowadays, a lot of people are too dependent on calculators. Maybe because when they were young, they find math boring. We just need to teach our kids interesting and fun way in dealing with math. Math can be fun especially when you look at math in a completely different way.
Be positive about math _ Our kids like to imitate us; if we send a negative message to them about our own experiences they may simply accept it and believe their own experiences will be the same. So do not groan about how much you hated math in school and definitely do not make flippant comments like you were lucky you learned to count as that is all that you need in life.