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Your Left-Handed Child: Making Things Easy for Left-Handers in a Right-Handed World

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Around one in ten people are left-handed, but being a left-handed child in a right-handed world isn't easy. Nothing seems to fit and parents don't always know how to give guidance on even everyday activities when they're approached from the "wrong" position. Leading expert in left-handedness Lauren Milsom describes simple but effective strategies to help kids, from the ver ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published February 1st 2006 by Hamlyn
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So I kept thinking about Ned Flanders and his left handed store as I read this book. It did tell me some great hints to help Eliza as she struggles to write, cut, and life in a right handed world. I know now that there is no such thing as universal scissors (sorry about that, kid!) And I know how she needs to angle her paper and line up her arm. There were some phrases that went over my head, as it was in British English.
Trudy Pomerantz
A fairly quick and interesting read. It was interesting to realize the truth of the statements regarding how uncoordinated I, as a left-hander felt as a child trying to use tools that were meant for right-handed people.
I really enjoyed this book. It was really interesting to read about the adaptations left-handed people have to make in our right-handed world. It opened my eyes to simple things I can hopefully do to help Madison. From writing, to cutting paper, stirring mixing bowls, and even to using the computer, everything is a right-handed centered world! It was cool to read that some of the things I've observed Madison doing are because of her being left-handed. The most interesting thing I learned that wa ...more
Apr 30, 2010 Em rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: People with lefthanded kids!
Shelves: factual, 2010
One of my 5 year old twin daughters is left handed and writing is a struggle at the moment, I bought this book mainly to get some hints and ideas about how to help her with this since her teacher asked me to practice with her at home. As a very right handed person, there are many other things things that I hadn't previously considered ie. location of computer mouse, cutlery and even dressing that are affected by a person handedness. The book has certainly given me some food for thought.
Kate Hastings
Oct 19, 2008 Kate Hastings rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: parenting left-handedness child development
Shelves: adult
It's becoming more apparent that Colin has chosen his left hand, so I thought I would read up to see what I can do to help him out at home.

Turns out-- there are a lot of simple ways that dumb Mommy just didn't think about-- helping him stir counter-clockwise, positioning his paper differently, zipping zippers, turning on lamps-- and remembering to move the mouse over for him at the computer. I LOVE THIS BOOK!
I'd definitely recommend this for parents of a left-handed child. I wish my parents had been able to read this when I was a child. The information and specific suggestions offered by Milsom would have helped, especially in school.
Skimmed it quickly one evening - not a long read at all. But an excellent resource on things righty parents should look out for to help their leftie children.
This is very interesting and has some simple tips to make things easier as you parent a left-handed child in a right handed world.
I can't believe I have a left-handed child and knew nothing about being left-handed!
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