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Writing Problems??

Sarah - posted on 03/30/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My 4 and a half year old son is having trouble writing. I ask him to draw shapes (triangle, square, etc.) and they all end up looking like a round blob. As for letters, he tries tracing them but has trouble. When he tries to copy them, they all have sqiggles and curves where there shouldn't be. Everything is unrecognizable. I am just wondering if this was normal. My oldest son was able to draw and write every number and letter at this age. Could the fact that he is using his left hand be part of the problem? Please let me know, thanks :)

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Tasha - posted on 03/30/2009

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Being a left handed person myself, it could be a possibility. It's very hard trying to "do like everyone else" when your opposite. It confuses my son when he tries to write using his right hand when I'm trying to show him using my left. Maybe finding someone who is left handed to show him how it works would work

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