Главная 7 Child development 7 6 questions about left-handers

6 questions about left-handers

6 questions about left-handers

Mariana M. Bezrukikh, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor, Academician of the Russian Academy of Education, Director of the Institute of Age Physiology answers the common parental questions about left-handed children.

Do scientists know what determines if a child is left-handed or right-handed?
There are many theories and hypotheses of the occurrence of left-handedness: from social and socio-cultural to genetic. And even today, most scholars did not agree on a common opinion and believe that the causes and severity of left-right-handedness may be different.
The main theories and hypotheses of the origin of left-handedness can be divided into two groups. The first considers the appearance of left-handedness as a result of the action of external (social, sociocultural) factors, and the second – as the action of internal biological factors. It is unlikely that we will ever be able to understand the reasons why the preference of the right hand prevailed in almost all ancient civilizations.

Already in the Bible we find a lot of evidence of this: “Good deeds are done, righteous and just; with his left hand things are done that are evil, unjust and unfair. ” And since this attitude dominated until the second half of the 20th century, it is clear that from infancy all children were taught to work with their right hand.

The influence of the environment and sociocultural influences in this case is indisputable.
Other experts considered and consider the main reason – the action of biological factors. For many centuries, left-handedness will be considered a disease, a reflection of the pathology of development, almost a physical deformity.

Today it is confirmed that the pathological variant of the origin of left-handedness is possible – for example, as a result of brain development disorders or hand injuries – but this does not at all mean that a left-handed child will have serious development problems in this case.
Another group of researchers considers genetic influences to be the cause of left-handedness. According to the genetic theory of “right shift”, right-handedness is inherited because people have a “right-sided shift” gene, and left-handedness is an option in which this gene is absent, and a person can be born, under certain conditions of intrauterine development, left-handed.
So, almost all researchers today are inclined to believe that left-handed people in their origin are a heterogeneous group.

It is said that in recent years the number of left-handers has increased. This is true?

Why?

Indeed, in modern society, we increasingly find left-handed people. It is believed that two people out of ten are doing everything better and easier with his left hand.

Most likely, the reason for the increase in the number of left-handed people is not biological, but social. Society has ceased to consider left-handedness an anomaly, a developmental pathology, today it is an individual feature, the same as the color of skin, hair or eyes, thinness or fullness, tall or short stature, etc.

But such a view of the inhabitants on left-handers has become the norm only recently, only in the last 50-60 years.

6 questions about left-handers

6 questions about left-handers

How far left-handed and right-handed are different children?

Once again, left-handed people are a diverse group and therefore all left-handers are different. However, no less and no more different than right-handed.
There are children with pronounced creative abilities, but there are ordinary ones who cannot sing, dance or draw. There are children with high intellectual potential among left-handers, but there are also children with school problems. Therefore, it is impossible to distinguish any feature that is characteristic only of left-handed people.

There are many myths about the characteristics of left-handed, but scientific studies do not give reliable evidence of this.

Are there any special pedagogical methods of development, teaching left-handers?

Left-handed children, especially children, who have pronounced risk factors in development (pathologies of pregnancy and childbirth, trauma, surgery) and no left-handed relatives (which is more likely to suggest the so-called pathological or compensatory variant of left-handedness) require special attention, t. to. they may have impaired neurosensory, speech and motor development. However, I want to note that exactly the same problems occur in right-handed children with risk factors for early development.

There are no differences from the right-handed child in the upbringing and education of a left-handed kid.

What should pay attention to parents who understand that their child is left-handed?
Parents in 4-5 years should test, determine whether the child is really a left-handed and determine what hand the child will learn to write. This needs to be done because there are people who perform all everyday activities better with their left hand, and write better with the right.
But the main thing is not to retrain, not to force a left-handed child to perform all actions with his right hand. Retraining is a constant stress that negatively affects both the development and mental health of a child.
Is it worth doing a left-handed ambidexstra? Is it possible?
From left-handed it is impossible to “make” Ambidexstra. Ambidextras are equally good with their right and left hands, but there are very few such people.

At the same time, the severity of left-handedness is different – there are left-handed people who can use the right hand in some actions, but they are not ambidexters.

О admin

x

Check Also

Welcome to the “Lost World”!

“The Lost World” – will involve children in the whirlwind of adventures, will make them ...

The child after the hospital: how to help him recover

The reasons why a small patient stays in the hospital without a mom or dad ...

Stars who invited surrogate mothers

Today, the star of “Basic Instinct” is 59 years old, and she has three sons, ...

Pillow for a child: how to choose

Pillow for a child of 1 year, as we have said, is not needed. A ...

For mom, for dad: how to feed a child

From the very beginning, promise yourself that you will not start a war with the ...

How to remove swelling during pregnancy?

“If your legs get tired in the evening, your lower legs“ swell ”(part of the ...

good evening

Elena, Ivan’s mother, is completely perplexed: “My baby is six weeks old and has a ...

How to organize a baby photo session

– You once said that when I first crossed the threshold of a photo studio, ...

Enuresis: keep under control

In the first months of life, the baby’s bladder is freed from its contents against ...

Sand lords

It is a pity, my mother was unhappy and could not understand that our pie ...

Ballet Studio: How to Choose Consciously

Ballet is a graceful and mysterious art form that fascinates and attracts the eye. A ...

Games in the country

It turns out that you can buy toys not only in the store. You can ...

Bio products: back in the past?

Those who believe that bio products are the know-how of modern civilization are greatly mistaken. ...

I’m afraid to admit that I have a child

The beginning of a romantic relationship is often characterized by a certain emotional upsurge, on ...

Pregnancy and diet: not possible, but necessary!

The pressure of society and the new canons of beauty have led to the fact ...

Montessori methods that can be applied at home

When a baby sleeps in a crib with sides, it begins every morning with a ...

Pregnancy and fitness

Before starting any activity, measure the pressure. This can be done at home or in ...

Touching “games

Touch is called “skin feeling.” Still would! It helps the baby to feel touches, pressure, ...

I do not want to share!

All moms know the situation when the baby starts screaming every time someone tries to ...

His Majesty Iodine

The fact that in our country iodine is found in modest quantities has been known ...

At first-second

Let’s start from the very beginning: the beginning of childbirth is preceded by the phase ...

Bacterial Vaginosis: Causes and Treatment

Bacterial vaginosis is a disease that can be considered as vaginal dysbacteriosis, in which the ...

New horizons of relationships

And many people really find them again, because they either do not feel the discomfort ...

Pets: risks for pregnant

Any pet always turns into a full member of the family. He solicits tender hugs, ...