Handwriting -Boys VS Girls

United States
March 10, 2009 9:13am CST
Who do you think writes better? Boys? Girls? I have 2 boys and a girl and the boys are 7 & 8 and my daughter is 5 and it seems as though she does write better. Is it just that boys in general dont write as well and by writing I mean handwriting? How many of you have boys and girls and ever see a difference in their handwriting? I know my boys can write better if they were to slow down a little but they just wont or dont. (((I apologize of any words are misspelled, my son is standing in front of the monitor and trying to push buttons on it and trying to assist with my typing))
3 responses
@buggles64 (2715)
• United States
10 Mar 09
I don't necessarily think girls have better handwriting, I think they often take more time to write neatly. My son is 8 years old and I have seen some pretty neat handwriting coming from him and often better than my 9 year old daughter. Most of the time though, he is in such a hurry that his handwriting is sloppy. I honestly think boys want to be outside, they want to play and so they rush through their work as quickly as they can so they can do what they really want to do. lol...my kids do the same thing when I am at the keyboard, no worries.
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@stacyv81 (5906)
• United States
10 Mar 09
It does seem as though the majority of girls seem to write better than the boys, There are some exceptions, but I think for the most part you are right.
@stacyv81 (5906)
• United States
10 Mar 09
It might also have something to do with practice, because most boys only write when they have to as girls usually write notes to their friends, or journal, things like that....that may have something to do with it, And girls usually like to have nice writing where boys could care less and just want to get it done, I think these factors might have something to do with it...Just guesses though
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@mammamuh (582)
• Sweden
11 Mar 09
It can be a thing about motoric skills at least in the beginning. AFter that I believe that it's mainly because girls are expected to write better - if not they are asked to practice more on their handwriting, boys can get away with lousy hand writing since they are boys! Neither of my girls do write that good, but I've been focusing on that they do write and that their spelling is good! That's the most important thing.