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fcloh
12-03-2012, 01:05 PM
I found my kids using both hands for writing or drawing during his 3-4 years old in day care, now hes 5 used to left handed in kindergarten.....a kindergarten teacher told us, try to change my kids to right handed.....will force or practice him to use right hand for writing? For me, I just let him decide to use which hand for writing....in Cantonis - Sun Qi Zi Ran - let nature take its course. Does kids using left handed not good for their future? Whats your points of view?

bslee
12-03-2012, 01:19 PM
Should we parents think they should shape the child which hand most comfortable to use? I hope its not shaping how your child should chew his food next.
There's so many things parents may insist on how to shape their kids (from fashion to hair style to what they should eat), but I think there's some things that one could let the child naturally develop on their own. Using which hand is one of them.

zinglicious
12-03-2012, 01:19 PM
My girl who is left handed is better in writing and drawing than her elder brother who is right handed and two years older. :confused:

fcloh
12-03-2012, 01:26 PM
Should we parents think they should shape the child which hand most comfortable to use? I hope its not shaping how your child should chew his food next.
There's so many things parents may insist on how to shape their kids (from fashion to hair style to what they should eat), but I think there's some things that one could let the child naturally develop on their own. Using which hand is one of them.

Bslee....totally agreed. :)

bslee
12-03-2012, 01:35 PM
I was once viewed as a problematic child (subjective issue) by my own parents. They wished everything for me with high hopes and a success in my future. My parents insisted on shaping every possible aspect of my life from young. I have my own unique insistence (may some call it as stubborn) and value freedom of choice greatly, something I developed from young. I viewed a a lot of all my parents insistence of values to the point it was mere paranoia and personal disgust because they harped on it and many times spoilt my appetite at mealtime, but come what may...I weathered through it all and became my own person after I married early (I decided to MOVE OUT ASAP into my own world), settled on my own life, shaped my own life and future BY MY OWN wit and any intelligence I had, come with some periodical luck.
I took all the past as a great lesson and how to handle my 2 sons till they're now on their own and doing well. (I admit I was a very young parent) As said, there's some things you can insist on shaping them, some things you let it develop naturally. Don't go overboard thinking everything a parent decide is best for them. It doesn't work out all the time.

Hiliary
12-03-2012, 02:41 PM
Does kids using left handed not good for their future? Whats your points of view?

To me it looks awkward, writing with the left hand.
But i think anyone who says it is bad for anyone’s future is talking through the wrong hole, ask any of the millions in the USA who are left handed and successful.

This is just another dumb perception that has persisted for far too many years because nobody bothers to find out the true reason behind it.
I have no idea if this is true, but many years ago a teacher told our class that children were forced to use their right hand to write for the simple reason that using the left hand caused the ink on the line above to be smeared. (it makes sense even if not true).
When did schools replace quills and inkwells for the biro?

I was forced to use an italic nib (on my fountain pen!) from 6 – 8 years of age to improve my right handed scrawl (it did not work). Hey! Teacher, leave those kids alone!

bslee
12-03-2012, 02:48 PM
Should I think what every school teacher (or tutor) suggest, recommend or teach is always right? nope....period. Sometimes I think they try to suggest more than actually neccessary, (perhaps its whats actually priorty and most relevant in anyone's future), if in this case about which hand, but its NOT worse than the right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing...hah!

Just like the controversy of should parents drum in religious values to the highest degree that it'll possibly result in dominating an individual's future life in this mortal world?

xinrong
12-03-2012, 02:49 PM
My daughter was ambidextrous when younger but mostly she writes with her left now and does everything else with either hands. When she was very young we were also told to 'correct' her ' but we decided to let her choose instead. It was believe that left-handed children fare poorly at studies but we discovered, she is very creative and has almost photographic memory which I only knew when I watched her memorise names of carpentry tools for her exam. There's not much difference in terms of intelligence between her right-handed sibling and her; the only difference in the report cards are mainly due to the difference in the amount of self-discipline both exercised in revising :) However, I have also read back then that it is better to let the child develop on their own as forcing them to use a specific hand can result in problems in learning, apparently to do with the functions of the right and left brain.

zinglicious
12-03-2012, 02:53 PM
Dun care whether it is the right or left hand, as long as it can write good , it is a good hand. ;)
Wacky people tends to be top 10% best in the career or life. ;)

burntan
12-03-2012, 02:53 PM
Those who write with right hand try to force yourself to write with left hand then you will know how hard to ask for a left handed child to write with right hand. There is absolutely NOTHING wrong with left handed.

zinglicious
12-03-2012, 03:05 PM
In his book Right-Hand, Left-Hand Chris McManus of University College London argues that the proportion of left-handers is increasing and left-handed people as a group have historically produced an above-average quota of high achievers. He says that left-handers' brains are structured differently in a way that increases their range of abilities, and the genes that determine left-handedness also govern development of the language centres of the brain.
In a 2006 U.S. study, researchers from Lafayette College and Johns Hopkins University concluded that there was no scientifically significant correlation between handedness and earnings for the general population, but among college-educated people, left-handers earned 10 to 15 % more than their right-handed counterparts :)

BTW, The first American Black USA President is left handed and as my daughter is ABC - American Born Chinese and left handed, she stands a chance to be the first - AMC - American Malaysian Chinese USA President :D

bslee
12-03-2012, 03:05 PM
Talk about handwriting... doctor's handwriting? naturally among the worst (doesn't matter which hand) or intentionally terrible?

zinglicious
12-03-2012, 03:17 PM
Intentional as only nurses and pharmacists would know what the doctor prescribe. Moreover, it is coded from bd to tds , IM or IV, and written as PRN to medical staff ( Written as " as when necessarry" to medical staff. Headaches over terrible Dr writings? Then have some PCM ( panadol)

bslee
12-03-2012, 03:22 PM
Headaches over terrible Dr writings? Then have some PCM ( panadol)

Lousy advice! You think eating PCM is always a healthy remedy? Its worse than swallowing 1tsp of MSG!

marag
12-03-2012, 03:55 PM
Those who write with right hand try to force yourself to write with left hand then you will know how hard to ask for a left handed child to write with right hand. There is absolutely NOTHING wrong with left handed.

I totally agree with nothing wrong with left hand. Both my elder daughters are left handed and have no problem in their study with satisfactory results in exams.

besitai2007
12-03-2012, 04:07 PM
I found my kids using both hands for writing or drawing during his 3-4 years old in day care, now hes 5 used to left handed in kindergarten.....a kindergarten teacher told us, try to change my kids to right handed.....will force or practice him to use right hand for writing? For me, I just let him decide to use which hand for writing....in Cantonis - Sun Qi Zi Ran - let nature take its course. Does kids using left handed not good for their future? Whats your points of view?

It doesn't matter whether the child is left handed or right handed. Some of the most successful people in the world are left handed: http://www.left-at-the-start.com/famous.html

currymee
12-03-2012, 04:12 PM
Hahahaha ... the ONLY TIME a LH person will have "problems" is when he is having CHINESE DINNER sitting at a round table - CLASH OF CHOPSTICKS :D with the person sitting to their left ... seen it happened many times ... apart from that, LH/RH, no hands .... your choice !! :p

kuma
12-03-2012, 07:25 PM
I can't believe it! :eek:

That in this day and age, there are still 'teachers' who are suggesting this to parents :eek:

I was ambidextrous as a child, and predominantly left handed, and 50 odd years ago:o, it was 'suggested' by some 'kinde' teacher [yes, we had that too back then:)] that I be encouraged to 'write' with my right hand. I recall, my mum was not in favour, but as it was in those days when teachers ruled your life;), I was made to change......Can't recall how it all too place, i.e. how they made me do it, but I was writing with my right hand soon enough. Here's what I recall though,...I was always the last to pass up work, because my writing was slow and bad...this improved over the years, but speed and clarity still persisted into my Uni day. Back then, exams mainly comprised of essays and did I have a though time :eek:

I'm still ambidextrous, but not for writing :)...one thing though, I never learned to eat with my right hand, probably since my mum wasn't in favour of changing it, she just let me use what I was most comfortable with...this does cause some embarrassment when eating requires using your hands....I had some moments when I spent a few years in India:)

My advise, don't change, leave it...as it will have some effect on the child in the early years. Besides, in this age of gadgets....Does It Matter??;)

ps
As 'currymee' points....clash of chopsticks happens :D

bslee
12-03-2012, 08:42 PM
My advise, don't change, leave it...as it will have some effect on the child in the early years. Besides, in this age of gadgets....Does It Matter??;)
ps
As 'currymee' points....clash of chopsticks happens :D

2 decades of operating computers..doesn't matter PC, laptop, netbook.. left or right handed doesn't matter..still type with a few fingers only..a lil better than the common typing with 2 fingers... all in the finger work..doesn't matter left or right handed.. Thee mouse?... left and right hand does matter.

vsat
13-03-2012, 01:12 PM
I'm left handed ....so go figure....

fcloh
15-03-2012, 11:04 PM
wah..so many left handed...hehe....thanks for sharing. sharing is caring ma hor.... :)