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124 comments on “Being LH Home
  1. Terry says:

    Why is it that in the video for the calendar the person giving the demonstration is right-handed?
    Wouldn’t you want to promote the item by having a lefty take the item out of its box, set it up, turn the pages, etc.
    Clearly, this guy is right-handed.
    I am disappointed in the choice you’ve made.

  2. richard bamsey says:

    I was at art college in the 60’s and they thourght they would teach us all calligraphy, half of us were LH so they gave up. If you want to comment by the way spelling is not something some of us are good at, we get by, without the spell checker I might say selibrate.
    Love Spud

  3. Scottie says:

    I was lucky to be born to a left-handed mother, who had first hand knowledge of what happens when a child is forced to be right-handed. One of her brothers was left-handed and was forced to change. My mother said that it changed his moods and made him more sullen. Her mother wouldn’t let them change her, but she did change the way she faced the paper she would be writing on. She developed the upside-down writing style of most left-handers. I, for one, face the paper in the direction that a left-handed person should, so I don’t have that smudge. But, I did have to learn to use items that were designed for right-handed people and used them left-handed. But, I am glad there is a place that offers products for left-handed people. Hurrah for all left-handers.

  4. Barry Whiting says:

    Having been in the voluntary sector for many years supporting parents of children with special educational needs, I am amaized that lefthandedness is not taken more notice of in schools. My expertise is with dyslexia but my experience has shown that being an unrecognised (or ignored) lefthander can be just as much a disability as dyslexia. The same self esteem issues apply and the failure to reach potential can be the same. Do keep looking for unrecognised lh and continue spreading the word. That lefthanded child, once lh is recognised, could go on to be someone important. Be proud that you helped rather than one who walked by on the other side!

  5. Sven T says:

    Hello. I’m Sven.
    I am 53 years old and a leftie.
    This month’s discovery:
    Cling foil and aluminium rolls are designed for right hand use.
    If You tear it off with a back hand twist as a leftie it will work so much easier.

  6. Inara says:

    Hi guys! I feel so trapped as I am always stuck in a society of right handed people, I got the new left handed writing pad and it’s much more easier I really felt more comfortable, I don’t know how I’m left handed since no one in my family is

  7. Gabrelle says:

    I CAN DO IT TOO!!!!! Although it freaked out my teachers, i was 10 and i unconsciously did it in an exam.

  8. Sue R says:

    I am from a right-handed family; and my handwriting at eleven years old was dreadful; then, moving schools, I found 8 of us in class of 24 were left-handed. THIS school insisted that we all used left-handed nibs; and gave details of your store in Beak Street. My handwriting instantly improved! I was also able to have the paper upright on the desk, in front of me.Later, working in Central London, I visited the shop and stocked the kitchen with left-handed scissors. I also have left-handed rulers.Within the last two days, I have given the address of this website to two parents, with pre-teen lefties … who are ‘finding it difficult’ to write clearly. My sister has also been recommending your starter pack to the parent of a small child. She only knew about the web-site because I had been to the shop.The only thing which I do right-handed is to eat with a knife and fork: it was too late to change this habit, by the time I heard of you.

  9. Robin says:

    So my dad told me that when I started kindergarten when I was little. The people working there told him that they thought that I was retarded cause I couldn’t use the scissors correctly and so on… So then he asked them if the knew that I was left-handed. And the answer is ofc: “No!”. And this was around 1998-2000.And one funny thing is that im still the only left-handed person in my class, people still ask me today if I’m left-handed.

  10. augusto says:

    Hi, I write because I like to sale their products in Argentina .i Need to know the price for large purchases and how long to get these products in my Countrythanks

  11. Lynne Tootill says:

    I am a left handed textiles teacher.. Has anyone ever noticed that to thread a sewing machine you can thread it much more easily if you are left handed.. I wonder if the inventor was a lefty.
    When I point this out to my students the right handers complain that a right handed sewing machine need to be available.
    The left handers just smile knowingly…

  12. CheekyGee says:

    I am the only left hander in my family. Both of my siblings and mother are right handers. My dad was ambi-dexterous. I was also born a dislocated left leg and remained dislocated for over 3 months after non-stop specialists in figuring out what to do with my dislocated left leg due to fear of delay in walking. This same fear was implanted in my parents’ mind who are both in the same medical field as nurses – LOL! One morning, my dad had the idea of pinching my left leg in the midst of a nappy change and I apparently kicked hard enough to pop my left leg back into place. To prove the specialists are wrong of their fear, I was walking unassisted before my first birthday. As an adult, I have a party trick of dislocating my left leg and kicking it back into place with no pain at all.Left handers have to be adaptable in a right handed pre-dominate world – as if we have any choice in it anyway. I am grateful that no one even attempted to try and change my leftiness. In fact, my dad taught and encouraged me to embrace it wholeheartedly without prejudice. Everyone is different in their own way – left or right handed.As a left hander, I have experienced “accidents” on my right side (non-dominate side) such as my motorbike and car accident, and minor sport injuries – thank god no broken bones yet!.But growing up in right handed dominate society, people do have the tendency to be fascinated, admire or hate you either way even if you are left or right handed. I guess, it really comes back down to people’s understanding and tolerance.So cheers to my fellow left handers.

  13. MLK says:

    I need help for my 6 years old son. He is left handed and has just started primary school.
    I need suggestions about orginazing his table and need some tips to help his writing skills.

  14. Wu says:

    Being proud of being a lefty is not good. I warn you all. Pride destroys my life with my love and relationship. To the point, left hand controls the right brain and emotion. I shouted at my boyfriend. I was easy to get angry. I destroy my love and relationship. Now I cry everynight and regret. I want to turn back the time and fix. God please give mercy. I want my love one back.

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