1 in 3 parents ‘feel ill’ when trying to help their kids with math & science

LONDON — Generally speaking, parents are supposed to know more than their young children. That isn’t the case when it comes to STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) topics, however, according to a new survey. A group of parents with kids between the ages of five and 13 years-old took part in this research. Incredibly, a third admit that the very thought of having to answer a STEM-related question for their kids leaves them feeling ill.

Put together by The Institution of Engineering and Technology in London, the survey reports that 48 percent of parents don’t even know what “STEM” stands for. Meanwhile, half the poll say their children know more about science than they do. A similar number of moms and dads say the same regarding technology (44{13aab5633489a05526ae1065595c074aeca3e93df6390063fabaebff206207ec}), engineering (25{13aab5633489a05526ae1065595c074aeca3e93df6390063fabaebff206207ec}), and math (38{13aab5633489a05526ae1065595c074aeca3e93df6390063fabaebff206207ec}) knowledge.

The survey, conducted by OnePoll, also quizzed parents about some common scientific and tech terms,

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