Should I force my child to use his right hand?
Q: My son is 6 years old in class II. He is left-handed and uses his right hand only when he eats. He is a slow child but he listens to what is taught in the class. The problem is with his handwriting which is very bad. Moreover, sometimes he reverses the words. This worries me a lot. My husband and some of the teachers in class force him to use his right hand. And I was blamed that I made him to use his left hand. Is it because of this problem that my child is not able to write the words properly? Please help me. I find it difficult to take a child of 6 years to the child consultant.
A:Ensure that your child is not forced to work with any hand. Let him have the freedom to choose. Handedness depends on brain functioning and forcing would simply frustrate the child. If his handwriting problems continue, you should consult a child psychologist to rule out any learning disability.