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ERIC Number: EJ1091746
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Girl Power! How Parents Can Support Girls' Academic Success in Stem
Gadzikowski, Ann
Parenting for High Potential, v5 n1 p16-18 Nov 2015
Helping daughters recognize science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in their daily lives, even in tasks like feeding the dog, baking a cake, or packing a suitcase, supports and encourages their STEM interests and abilities. Often young girls, even those who are very bright, aren't accustomed to thinking of themselves as being good at science or math. They might not know what engineering means, or might think that technology subjects, like computer programming, are just for boys. Understanding the misconceptions and obstacles girls may face as they learn about STEM can help parents become better advocates for their young, gifted daughters. This article introduces ways parents can help their daughters become more resilient and flexible learners by reassuring them that learning is a process and by modeling how parents can respond to their own mistakes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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