I have a question about handwriting. My 6yo Ds does well with his handwriting program. His letters are coming along very well and I am happy with his progress. He is right handed and holds his pencil correctly. However, his arm positioning is awkward. When I write, my arm and elbow area is relaxed and next to my body. And my wrist is pretty much parallel with the paper. When he writes, his arm, elbow and wrist are kind of perpendicular to the paper (sort of like how a left handed person writes). I don’t really have a problem with this as his handwriting looks nice. I was just wondering if this might become a problem down the road when we start cursive. So should I try to correct his arm positioning (which always leads to tears and he says it’s harder to write that way) or should I let him be since his handwriting looks nice?
Any advice is appreciated. I’m on here a lot reading posts and checking archives of posts. Everyone on here is so nice and knowledgeable. I can usually find an answer to my question thanks to you ladies/scm staff however, this time I’m stumped.
My advice would be he’s fine the way he’s doing it. I have a 9 year old son who still struggles with “good” handwriting (maybe he’ll be a doctor!) and has not moved on to cursive. I guess I’m not the one to ask! I’ve asked a lot of professionals and have taken their advice that it is more the material he writes than his perfection at doing so and that typing is a great alternative for children who might have a slight disability with fine motor skills. I am not a mother who advocates for tears over happiness when there is no valid/real reason for it. … oh I fear the responses to my post!
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