How difficult something is comes from a person's perception of their abilities. A good teacher can show children get children to do math without them even knowing they are doing math. Often parents are a child's first motivators to encourage children to learn and want to do well. What do we reward our children for? Do we reward them for looking cute, by remarking on their outward appearance? Do we reward them for their crudeness and laugh when they are inappropriate? Do we reward them for thinking and for being inquisitive? Too many parents want to shut kids up when they are young, and simply give them technology to get them out of their hair. Yes, some technology is good, but not to be used as a babysitter. Parents who take time to converse with their children on higher levels, help children create synapses that might otherwise be preened off. Providing children with enriching experiences such as music, creating, building, etc. at a young age builds parts of the brain that helps make learning easier. Students can do well for themselves simply to pay attention and care about their futures. Mathematics is an essential component of many education programs. Building attitudes about learning begins as a newborn, but youth can take control of their own learning.