Leftie or rightie??

Megan - posted on 04/03/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My son is 9 years old and still can not tie his shoes the correct way. Yesterday I day down with him again and I had my sneaker and he had his and we tried tying over and over again. I was really watching him and I finally realized he was doing what I say but backwards. I think he may be a leftie. He's always been a rightie though. Thats how he has always wrote. Now I need to tell you that my 3rd grader has the worst pemanship I have ever seen. When I had him try to write leftie it wasn't much better but a little bit. Should I have him continue to try leftie? Should I tell his teacher? Help! I don't know what to do! Thank you in advance! Any advice will be helpful!

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Katherine - posted on 04/03/2014

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I'm a leftie and my mother had a horrible time teaching me to tie my shoes. She finally sat facing me and I caught on right away. If your son is a leftie, facing him while you show him how to tie his shoes will reverse it so it looks right to his brain. If he's a rightie, try sitting behind him and showing him how to do it.

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