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Comment #1480793 by Dolores Burke

Dolores Burke Aug 14th 2013, 12:06 AM #

My two brothers were left-handed and in school in the 80′s and I know they both really struggled on many levels in practical classes as well as writing (although they were lucky at least to have escape the “beat it out of them mentality”). When I became a teacher I made sure to always have left-handed supplies which often had to be ordered in from the UK, such as calligraphy pens, lino cutting tools etc. and I always tried to make sure I could demonstrate to them the left-handed way of doing things too – which really helped me get an understanding of the difficulties they faced. I’m right handed but use my cutlery like a left-handed person so I have a vague idea of the tip of the iceberg of the challenges myself. My son showed signs of being left-handed at about four months and at age 5 now he clearly is a lefty but luckily he’s got a teacher, who in addition to being the “best ever”, is also very organised and understanding towards the left-handers. My boyfriend thinks it’s the best thing ever because he kicks a football equally well with both feet and I can see him already imagining watching him playing in the english Premiership (no pressure on his part of course…).

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13 things right-handed people will never understand

13 things right-handed people will never understand

Enjoy your blissful ignorance, righties. WHILE YOU CAN.

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    Favourite Elaine Fitzpatrick
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    Aug 13th 2013, 2:10 PM

    My daughter will empathise with you she tried to do calligraphy for her junior cert art, her language was colourful throughout her whole project

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    Favourite Maeve Hodgins
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    Aug 13th 2013, 4:43 PM

    you can get left handed Calligraphy pens and they work brilliantly!

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    Favourite Rónan Murray
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    Aug 13th 2013, 11:41 PM

    They’re so difficult to find though :(

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    Favourite Dolores Burke
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    Aug 14th 2013, 12:06 AM

    My two brothers were left-handed and in school in the 80′s and I know they both really struggled on many levels in practical classes as well as writing (although they were lucky at least to have escape the “beat it out of them mentality”). When I became a teacher I made sure to always have left-handed supplies which often had to be ordered in from the UK, such as calligraphy pens, lino cutting tools etc. and I always tried to make sure I could demonstrate to them the left-handed way of doing things too – which really helped me get an understanding of the difficulties they faced. I’m right handed but use my cutlery like a left-handed person so I have a vague idea of the tip of the iceberg of the challenges myself. My son showed signs of being left-handed at about four months and at age 5 now he clearly is a lefty but luckily he’s got a teacher, who in addition to being the “best ever”, is also very organised and understanding towards the left-handers. My boyfriend thinks it’s the best thing ever because he kicks a football equally well with both feet and I can see him already imagining watching him playing in the english Premiership (no pressure on his part of course…).

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    Favourite Ronnie Maher
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    Aug 14th 2013, 10:42 AM

    Yeah like a left handed shovel..!!!!

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    Favourite Nerily Ramirez
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    Nov 11th 2014, 8:37 PM

    To some people or most, the right-handed people have a little more muscle on their right arm instead of their left. That also goes the same for lefties!!

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