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    Guiding your child to STEM success

    Get the inside scoop on how parents are helping their children handle the challenges of a STEM curriculum.

    • STEM Education

      What’s all the buzz about STEM and why does it seem like every parent is preparing their child to be the next STEM star? Can STEM mastery really translate into real-world success?

      According to a new survey commissioned by Post-it® Brand, parents of students ages 13-18 believe that STEM studies will have the most impact on their children’s academic development, with math and science subjects best able to prepare students for the job market.

      It’s also no secret that parents often go the extra mile to help their child excel. However, many parents don’t feel like they know enough about STEM to help their child with subject-related homework. In the survey, nearly 70% of parents said they struggle to help their children with STEM schoolwork because they believe it is harder now than it was when they were in school.1

      Dr. Michele Borba, parenting and education expert, suggests a few ways to help parents familiarize their children with STEM studies:
       

      • Make a visual connection: More than 85% of parents find that their children learn STEM subjects best through visual learning.1 Explore a variety of Post-it® Brand products designed to help students turn complex problems into solutions.
      • Turn it into a quiz: Use memory games, flashcards and written study guides to help students better learn and retain STEM knowledge
      • Reach out to peers: Find after-school help in your area to team students up with older student peers or like-minded students.Plus, explore our diverse selection of useful articles and activities at Post-it.com that can help students thrive in STEM.

      1The 3M Post-it STEM survey was conducted by Wakefield Research (www.wakefieldresearch.com) among 1,000 U.S. parents with children ages 13-18, between July 6th and July 15th, 2015, using an email invitation and an online survey.