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.
If you find that your child is still really struggling after a number of efforts at home, there is one final thing you can do. The option of hiring a personal tutor is becoming more popular throughout the States. Personal tutors can help your child get to grips with things they never used to understand and provide a more personal form of education. The personal tutor will become more of a friend to your child, than a teacher, meaning the teaching style will be vastly different to that of their school. It's one of the best ways of helping a struggling child.