Is Your Child Left-Handed? 7 Reasons They're at an Advantage
Sure, right-handers do make up the majority of the population, and while it's gotta be tough out there for our "oddball" lefties, when you think about it, their ability to adapt is pretty impressive.
My 7-year-old son is the only left-handed person in our family of six. As a righty myself, I never considered how differently a lefty approaches things, until I gave birth to my very own, but he's opened my eyes to the fact that there's a very big bias toward right-handed people. Scissors and spiral notebooks, can openers and measuring tapes, the computer keyboard and mouse, baseball gloves and video game controllers — all are made to accommodate righties. We shake with our right hands. Even cars are geared toward the right (think about the cupholder, the gear shift, the radio and climate controls).
So in honor of this underserved, underappreciated group that's just amazing at adapting to the circumstances, here are some things that actually give lefties — you guessed it — the upper hand.