Question for LEFTIES or parents of lefties....

United States
April 25, 2007 9:27pm CST
Ok, my son is left handed. He is 5...both me and my husband are right handed so teaching writing and all is a little difficult, but we manage. LOL Anyhow, he writes and colors left handed, but he has been using a computer since 1 1/2 yrs old and using a right handed mouse. He can manipulate that mouse like a pro with his right hand. :) Well, he just started playing t-ball and has been having a hard time batting. I worked with him this last weekend and decided to see how he did batting on his right hand...he did so much better! So...my question is are any of your lefties better on your right hand with some things? Or is my son just strange??? LOL
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@emeraldisle (13146)
• United States
26 Apr 07
Not sure if I can help with this or not. I was born a lefty and encouraged to be a righty. I wasn't given much choice in the matter. I now use both hands for different things. I write with my right and use the mouse with it but other things I do better with my left. He might just be a natural ambidextrous person.
@Darkwing (21588)
26 Apr 07
He's not strange at all, he's ambidextrous. My granddaughter is left handed and she can't do anything solely with her right. When she's doing gymastics she uses both, obviously but her power hand is definitely her left and she's clumsy with the right. There's nothing to worry about with your son. He can obviously use the both hands, as my granddaugher definitely can NOT operate a mouse with her right. It has to be put to the left of the keyboard. Brightest Blessings.
• United States
26 Apr 07
I am a lefty. I write, eat, cook, sew left handed. For using the mouse, batting, and scissors I use my right. Usually when I read a magazine, I read it backward, but books forward. I hate spiral notebooks!
• United States
26 Apr 07
I am a lefty but when I started school I was forced to use my right hand. What happened was I would write to the middle of the page with my left hand and change over and finish the line with my right hand. I now write with either hand,eat left handed do all sports right handed. I can use a right or left handed mouse with ease and hold my tooth brush with either hand. I think all lefties have the ability to become ambidextrous and if it is encouraged it can truly benefit you in the long run. Encourage your son to use both hands as it feels natural to him.
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@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
26 Apr 07
Three of my four children are lefties. They each have a ton of things that they do like a right-handed person! For instance, my oldest writes left, bats right, eats left, hammers right, and uses a computer mouse with his right hand. It is so strange! The other two lefties are the same way. Not to worry...your son is fine. Oh, and if it will make you feel better, all three of my lefties are near-genious IQ!!! (probably something to do with being able to use both hands with such precision...not something they inherited from me! Ha!)
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@kylanie (1205)
• United States
26 Apr 07
No youre son is not that strange I have a son that is left handed and he does alot of things with his right hand better I think he tries to do things with both but are used to it more with the left hand but also uses the right.
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@ryanphil01 (4186)
• Philippines
27 Apr 07
i just want to share you what i shared to one of the mylotters here about left-handed people. i will refer you to my answer at http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/972400.aspx?p=5