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ღ.ღ.ღ 3 kids; South Carolina 7316 posts
21st Mar '13
Quoting The Dandelion Rapist:" It honestly pisses me off to think about it. But, we're talking about something that happened around ... [snip!] ... think the thing that angers me most is that to this day, I still don't understand why it wasn't ok for her to be left handed. "


i'd be pissed too, but a lot of things were different 20 years ago.

The Dandelion Rapist 18 kids; New Mexico 6885 posts
21st Mar '13
Quoting ღ.ღ.ღ:" i'd be pissed too, but a lot of things were different 20 years ago."



That's completely true. Even 20 years ago when I was 5, 6 years old, I still didn't see a reason why being left handed was a bad thing.



DH is right handed but when a lot of people see his hand writing, they ask me if he is left handed.

ღ.ღ.ღ 3 kids; South Carolina 7316 posts
21st Mar '13
Quoting The Dandelion Rapist:" That's completely true. Even 20 years ago when I was 5, 6 years old, I still didn't see a reason ... [snip!] ... handed was a bad thing. DH is right handed but when a lot of people see his hand writing, they ask me if he is left handed. "


Yeah DH is right handed but the way he rights you'd think he was left handed.

Just Ames 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Montego Bay, Jamaica 114793 posts
21st Mar '13

My Son always used his left hand and he's 4 now and a definite lefty.

Ladee+Grant+Lilly 2 kids; Tallahassee, FL, United States 19722 posts
21st Mar '13
Quoting Man. Bear. Pig.:" I read a study a few months ago that said that children who were left handed were slower in learning ... [snip!] ... Something about the part of the brain that controlled speech, also controlled the right hand. I found it really interesting."



This was probably it, he is nonverbal as well.

Tarynosaurus Rex San Antonio, Texas 1271 posts
21st Mar '13
Quoting Man. Bear. Pig.:" I read a study a few months ago that said that children who were left handed were slower in learning ... [snip!] ... Something about the part of the brain that controlled speech, also controlled the right hand. I found it really interesting."


I'm a lefty and I've always been really good with speech/talking. :)

Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25368 posts
21st Mar '13
Quoting Tarynosaurus Rex:" I'm a lefty and I've always been really good with speech/talking. :)"


You didnt have a delay when you learned to speak as an infant/toddler?

Tarynosaurus Rex San Antonio, Texas 1271 posts
21st Mar '13
Quoting Man. Bear. Pig.:" You didnt have a delay when you learned to speak as an infant/toddler?"


Nope! I was actually very advanced. I learned to speak at a pretty young age and I learned to read when I was 4. My other sister who is also left handed was also very advanced. My right handed sisters are the ones who had issues.

Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25368 posts
21st Mar '13
Quoting Tarynosaurus Rex:" Nope! I was actually very advanced. I learned to speak at a pretty young age and I learned to read when ... [snip!] ... I was 4. My other sister who is also left handed was also very advanced. My right handed sisters are the ones who had issues."


That's really interesting! It was a small study though, and she's definitely talking up a storm now though, But by 18 months, she knew her entire alphabet, every sound the letters made, and could count to 20, knew shapes, colors, etc. She's advanced, I think she just "watched" for a while. lol

Mommy Dugan 2 kids; Bethlehem, PA, United States 1841 posts
21st Mar '13

Not necessarily, I do EVERYTHING with my left hand besides write. Then again in kindergarten they forced me to choose which hand I wanted to use because I would use what ever hand wasn't tired.

armymommyof3 3 kids; Texas 276 posts
21st Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Man. Bear. Pig.:</b>" I read a study a few months ago that said that children who were left handed were slower in learning ... [snip!] ... Something about the part of the brain that controlled speech, also controlled the right hand. I found it really interesting."</blockquote>



My daughter is advanced for her age. We are starting reading and writing already she will be 3 in may....my son has been choosing right hand and at 18 months is not as verbal as she was at that age.

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
22nd Mar '13

All my kids are like me and my brother we are ambidextrous. We can write color cook play hockey etc....with both are left and right hand. lol

I am a little more right handed then they are, but when playing hockey or golf etc...I shoot with my left.

My newest lo is only 13.5 months old right now but shows strong signs of the same, she eats with her left but colors with her right and holds her cup with her left. lol

Just Ames 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Montego Bay, Jamaica 114793 posts
22nd Mar '13
Quoting Man. Bear. Pig.:" I read a study a few months ago that said that children who were left handed were slower in learning ... [snip!] ... Something about the part of the brain that controlled speech, also controlled the right hand. I found it really interesting."


That would make sense for us beings my Son is in speech therapy.

user banned Due November 7; 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 26853 posts
22nd Mar '13

Yup! She's a soft paw! Me, my husband, and my son are all lefties. I could tell Tanner was going to be a lefty since he was like 10 months old.

Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25368 posts
22nd Mar '13
Quoting Smartass *Preggo!*:" Yup! She's a soft paw! Me, my husband, and my son are all lefties. I could tell Tanner was going to be a lefty since he was like 10 months old."


lol @ soft paw!!! So weird because no one in our families are lefties but hey... guess it has to start somewhere!