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Q: I admire how active you are in the field of mathematics, and I'm impressed that you graduated Summa cum Laude with a degree in math! My small daughter (3 years old) shows great interest in math, though anything beyond single digit addition isn't possible yet. Any suggestions on how to help keep that spark alive as she grows up?
Danica Answers: Well I'm not a child psychologist, but I would recommend a few things. How about exposing her to good role models at this early age - find stories about great female mathematicians, and read them to her, etc. Also, I would be careful not to push her too hard. Keep math fun, and remember to point out simple math in real life at the grocery store and the mall! As she gets into middle school, my books are good resources for encouraging her to stay interested in math and develop her smarts. I also encourage you to look into the Math-a-thon program benefitting St. Jude Children's Research hospital at www.mathathon.org. Kids can participate in that from Kindergarten through high school, and the money they raise benefits kids their own age who have cancer. It's a wonderful organization.
Above all, your love, support and encouragement will go a long way. If you teach her that can accomplish whatever she sets her mind to, she'll be the best she can be.
Danica, I have always been interested in you. It began with seeing you on The Wonder Years... I appreciated your talent (as best as I could at that age). I've continued to admire your talent and watch your performances in nearly everything you have done since those days (I loved you in that episode of NCIS!!!). I was also fortunate to see you in Proof out in San Diego and absolutely loved everyone and their performances. Then one day I found out a close friend of mine, Jeremy, had interactions with you at a Sundance festival I believe. You then were no longer a myth... you became a real person. Learning about his interaction with you, and hearing how polite and friendly you were gave me more of a look at you... not just your characters. Then one day I stumbled onto your site. I learned more about you and was fascinated that not only are you a talented when it comes to acting, but you have a beautiful mind that appreciates philanthropy and mathematics. When I found that on your site my respect grew for you ten-fold. I simply wanted to share with you that I think you are a wonderful person. I'm constantly amazed and put in a complete state of awe when I learn more about you...
I still have videotapes of The Wonder Years episodes. I love watching them with my wife and our three children. My son, Ethan, has a crush on Winnie. He can't help it, and neither could I.
Congratulations on turning out so well. Somehow, in a really weird way, your life gives me hope that my two daughters will find happiness in their lives. Thank you for that.
Q: I'm writing to let you know that I'm a big fan of yours. When I was little and my mom took me shopping for a new pair of glasses, I kept telling her..."Mom, I want glasses like the ones Winnie Cooper wears..." and we looked all over until we finally found "Winnie Cooper glasses." I'm 25 now but I still remember it. You are a great actress and I wish you well in all that you do in life. I hope this question is not too personal...All of the girls I knew (in my younger days) had a crush on Fred Savage!! Did you as well? We envied you!! You know how silly childhood crushes can be...