Life on the sinister side
March 25, 2010 8:54 AM Subscribe
Just how inconvenient is it to be left-handed?
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (103 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
It's increasingly looking as though my one-year-old may turn out to be left-handed. Aside from freaking out about the apparent association with developmental delays (in "made" rather than "born" lefthanders-- there's zero lefthandedness anywhere else in the family, and I had a whole lot of ultrasounds during pregnancy), I'm wondering: exactly how much of a PITA is this going to be for her in the long term? A once-a-month annoyance, would we say, or a daily hurdle to be overcome? Something you'd pay $500 to be rid of (everything else being equal), or more like $50,000? Worse or better than the horrible nearsightedness I'm probably also going to have given her?
I'll definitely read up on lefty parenting
, but any tips in that direction would be welcome as well.
Oh, and if any other probably-non-genetic lefthanders out there wouldn't mind dropping in some reassurance about your intellectual endowments and general success in life, I'd be heartily obliged. Anonymous because I don't want my child to happen on my account some day and realize I was speculating publicly about her brain having been fried :(.