We all know that bad habits can be easy to form as a child. There's one habit in particular that a child can fall into when writing left handed that you really want to nip in the bud early on. This habit is called "the hook".
The "hook" is when a lefty curves their hand into a flamingo-neck (or hooked) shape, with their wrist bent in such a way as to be positioned above the words they are writing. Left-handed writers do this so that they can see the words that they are writing. This is a bad habit, however, that you want to notice and resolve while a child is young. This “hook” position will cause a tremendous amount of strain on the muscles and tendons in the hand and cause unnessary pain.
How to fix this problem? Teach your left-handed student or child to turn their homework papers or notebooks to the right about 45 degrees clockwise.
By turning the paper to the right, the left-handed child will be able to write underneath the words, see what they are writing, and avoid those nasty smudges!
Without strain. Without pain.
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