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I was born a twin left handed and we were taught to be right handed. I have many of the symptons listed but could handle anything that was scientific. I graduated with A BS in engineering which was simple to me. I had major problems with reading, spelling, and remembering things. I am a very slow reader and must reread the material before I can remember a little of it. I suffer from depressions and would not mix in a crowd. My twin brother suffered a major injury at the age of 8 years old and had to relearn everything (head/brain injury). We were taught to be right handed before his fall. After his fall his brain had to change to correct for the brain damage. He had none of the problems that I have. He had none of the problems listed.
My 9 year old son has always shown a clear preference for writing with his left hand until recently. He has now begun writing with his right hand and I have no idea why. He hasn’t been pressured to change and despite his protests, I think his writing is better with his left. Although, he is able to write legibly with either hand. I am right handed and his dad is left. I am worried that he is doing it to fit in and I am not sure if I should leave him alone or insist he carries on with his left hand. Any advice please?
hi. i am interested about handedness to do my Ph.D research.
what topic should i do about handedness of children?
E.g handedness and intelligence. effect of parent’s attitude towards children’ handedness.
I do everything Righthanded even coin rolls and such, but I write with my left. My writing is messy, but I can’t do any better at the moment with my right. Should I invest my time in trying to switch over to my right hand and see if it will work in my favor.
Can anyone help? My son is 7 years old and is left handed up until he was 6 he used both hands but has now gone left full time, I’m always getting nagged at by his teacher that his handwriting is not up to the level of the other children in his class. Can anyone recommend anything that will help him.
if you are looking for something strange. her it is. one my mum’s side of the family all the females are lefties. mum is one of eighteen girls. they are all lefties. so are all their children all girls. that’s about fifty girls. I have four of each. two set of twins but only girls are lefties. you’d think if people have twins, that they both right with the same had would you? I was wondering if left handedness is more common in females or if my mum’s side of the family are unusual?. I do know anything about my dad’s side of the family as he left us when I was four. I am the youngest.
My father was right handed my mother is left handed, I have three brothers one who is right handed one who is ambidextrous myself and younger brother are left handed, so a 50% split .
I have a right handed daughter, but my other two daughters are left handed , I could teach them to knit ,sew, most things really like my mother, but it was hard with my right handed daughter she used have a what are you doing look on her face hahaha so my best friend taught her right handed tasks I could not. Now her daughter my granddaughter is right handed and gives me the same look!! lol
I’m hoping my left handed daughters little boy is left handed, and it looking more like it as he grows , but I would never push him to use either hand he is what he is , but here’s hoping 😉
Im left handed, my sister has a left handed daughter. She is three years old and my
sister wants to start helping her write. I was never taught right because both parents
and sisters are all right handed. She wants me to help but I want to teach her so she
doesnt get cramps in her hands like I do. Can anyone help me?
the best thing to do is get a left handed pen. also wrote slowly, don’t use capital letters not even at the start of the sentence. also after every two or three sentences take a break and wiggle your fingers. this really helped when i taught my girls to write. i hope this works for you let me know. j
hi my name is sarah i am 9 years old i am left handed it is hard for me to use my ruler so my mom bought me a left-handed ruler from this website and it is great so thanks
Michelle, don’t make a big deal out of it. I learned to never put the pen/pencil in someone’s hand. Just lay it on the table and have them pick it up. Just encourage your child to adjust the paper for his own comfort. Talk to him about all the great people that are lefties..Notice our our great President Obama writes? It did not take away from his Hi IQ! Lefties are great thinkers, observers and just great people.. my brothers and sisters are….Laura
When I was in the sixth grade the first grade teacher in our school had a left-handed student. She was having a very hard time teaching him how to write, so she “borrowed” me to come & show him how. After that the child did very well. (I slant my paper to the left & turn my hand upside down-my left-handed husband does neither.)
I have a left hander 10 year-old granddaughter. She keeps saying writing is sometimes a hassle. So I would like to surprise her with a STABILLO roller pen for her birthday on Dec 10th.
You are such an unsderstanding grandma, I am a lefty of a right-handed family, my parents and grandparents always try to correct my hand, especially my grandma, we chinese use chopsticks when we have meals, no one in my family wants to sit on my left side, every one feels uncomfortable when my chops beat his, I have to be very careful not to disturb the one who sit by my left.
Great common sense here. Wish I ’d tohhugt of that.
I am so blessed. I was raised in a home with a left-handed mother and she raised nine children, four of us are left-handed. We all sat on the four corners of the table. I continue to invite others into my left-handed world by designing left-handed greeting cards and brochures. So blessed. Laura/Brooklyn, N. Y.
Many teachers want left-handed children to slant their papers to the left instead of the right because they think that helps left-handed children. It does not. Start out with basic lessons, as Jan says, with wide sweeps, but encourage him not to curl his hand (this causes problems later). Circles and lines in smooth strokes is the start. Lefties tend to curl their hands inward awkwardly. Slant the paper to the right, just like a right-handed person would and see if that helps with the penmanship.
Toni, my second grade teacher always turned my paper to the right, but when she left my desk, I turned it to the left. This was my comfortable way. It has not caused me problems, and I still do it that way. I also curve my hand, and when people see me write, they comment on it. It is not uncomfortable for me and I have beautiful penmanship. I say let a child determine his/her own way. Each child will be better off if left alone.
Get him to write ver large on the backside of wall paper really big letters until he is making smooth movements then he will be able to make it smaller and smaller until he can write well small. Us lefties need to make sense of our slightly different wireing
I am the right-handed Mom of a left-hander. I have had diffculty teaching him penmanship. He is currently in the fourth grade and his handwriting is horrific.How can I help him in this area?
Boys do not worry about their penmanship. Make it a challenge for him. Tell him that he needs to show that being a leftie doesn’t mean that he can’t write with pretty letters. But let him develop his style without criticism. He needs to feel confident in his leftieness. He will do better when he is older and is consciencous of the need for better handwriting. Or, he may become a doctor.
By the way, Michelle. By trying to teach your son yourself, you are obsessing on his lefty ways. Don’t try to make him do what he cannot do at this age. As a former teacher, I have had experience with this. He needs confidence in himself more than he needs pretty penmanship.
hi Michelle, i would start by getting him a left handed pen. and tell him to either have the paper straight or slightly to the right. if this doesn’t work out than why don’t you order him a left handed note book. or he can write in the back of his text book instead of the front. that worked wonders in my family.
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