Left Handed People

3802 WordsJul 31, 201016 Pages
When Left is Right Left-Handed Toddlers By Carma Haley Shoemaker [pic] One in every 10 people is left-handed, and males are one and a half times more likely to be left-handed then females, according to Lefthanders International. Medical researchers have looked long and hard for what causes people to be left- or right-handed. Their answer? The same reason why brown-eyed people have brown eyes: genes that manifest their trait one out of every 10 chances. With 90 percent of the population being right-handed, how can parents help their "lefty" learn to successfully navigate his or her world? On the Other Hand What do left-handed people do differently that distinguishes them from right-handed people so dramatically? According to Martha…show more content…
It's not a matter of being truly clumsy, but instead, it is that a child has not yet overcome or adapted to that right-hand based obstacle." Lefthanders International has designated August 13 as International Left-handers Day. This August may be a great time to start celebrating your child's uniqueness, versatility and left-handedness. "I have always accepted what life has to offer and tried to teach my kids the same philosophy," says Karen Hawkins, an Internet professional and freelance writer from Bridgton, Maine. "I believe THE most important thing you can do for any child is to accept their limitations, while encouraging them to strive to be the best they can be." "Being left-handed is not a curse, it is not a handicap and it is not a restraint," says Pieper. "But if the parent makes it a focal point of the child's development, it becomes all these things and more. A child is still a child, in need of guidance, love, understanding, instruction and modeling, regardless of which hand they choose to hold a spoon. Pay attention: Your 'lefty' could probably teach you something regarding adaptation." http://www.toddlerstoday.com/resources/articles/lefthand.htm Teaching Left-Handers to Write by M.K. Holder, Ph.D. [pic] introduction | paper position | pencil grip | mirror writing | refererences | related considerations | resources Introduction Teaching a child to write with his or
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