Loving Lefties

Loving Lefties

How to Raise Your Left-Handed Child in a Right-Handed World

For a left-handed child in a right-friendly world, tasks that should come easily can seem confusing and frustrating. Parents of the more than 400,000 lefties born annually in the United States have had no resource that deals seriously with the learning difficulties their children face -- until now.
Loving Lefties is the first ever guide to address all the issues pertinent to left-handedness: the biology, the physiology, and the psychological and practical effects of being a left-handed child. An essential aid for parents, teachers, and professionals, it covers the history and mythology of the left-handed brain, and offers sound advice on:
• recognizing left-handedness in a child
• making your child's home and school lefty-friendly
• giving your child appropriate direction and encouragement
• identifying the advantages of being left-handed
• helping your child learn the skills his right-handed parents, instructors, and siblings consider basic.
Filled with resource lists, guidelines, quick tips, answers to frequently asked questions, case studies, and anecdotes, Loving Lefties is the essential guide for raising a happy, healthy southpaw.
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  • Atria Books | 
  • 192 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780743407502 | 
  • November 2001
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Chapter One: Left-Handness: A Brief Journey of Discovery

Imagine for a moment that you've landed on a planet meticulously designed to fit the needs of a privileged majority -- a majority of which you are not a member. Then imagine that the difficulty you experience in trying to learn and master even the most fundamental skills is met with bewilderment, resistance, and anger. Add to that the natural human distrust of anything that differs from the norm and mix in the ample share of ridicule you are bound to receive from your peers. Oh yeah, and don't forget to throw in the emotional impact of your parents' and teachers' misguided efforts to... see more

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