Watching any youngster getting to grips with the basics of maths and arithmetic can sometimes be quite painful. If for example you have suffered badly from not being able to keep up with your class in these subjects, it will inevitably give rise to anxiety on your part – and this of course can transfer to the child. If there is any sort of friction in the homework or the child shows nervousness around any subject, having a word with the teacher of the subject is best as a first start. If this doesn’t appear to get a grip, then another really good way forward is to sign on for specialist maths and arithmetic coaching courses. In fact, I think these are a good first step also because they are truly experienced at coaching children and showing the easiest way to learn the art of maths.