DO left-handed children face more challenges than righthanded kids in a world built for righties? Or is it just marketing spiel to convince parents to buy products made for lefties?
If you observe the older generation with their grandchildren, you will notice them correcting toddlers as soon as the children start reaching out for a pencil with the left hand. In the past, and sometimes even today, there is the perception that lefties face a challenge with tools and writing.
We are told that lefties find it hard to use right-handed scissors, blades, computer mice, etc.
Before you head over to the local lefties shop, ask your lefthanded friends for advice. It might save you some money.
Speaking to several lefties, the consensus was that they have no problems using the scissors, blade, mouse or other tools. They don’t have a problem writing or using tools, either.
Paediatrician Dr Eric Lee says the preference for the right hand is part of the Asian culture. This is true when it comes to giving, receiving, eating and drinking; it is considered rude and wrong to do so with your left hand which is reserved for toilet hygiene.
ParenThots explores the topic of left-handedness and provides tips for parents trying to teach their children to write or tie their shoelaces.
Focus on the Family
Mother-of-two Irma Mokhtazar writes about her frustration when her baby refuses to go to sleep and keeps her awake all night.
When kids try their hardest to do something and they get it all wrong in spite of themselves, what’s a parent to do?
Dr James Dobson advises parents to let children learn from their mistakes.
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Useful items for left-handed people.