Is it too late to correct this? Does it even need correcting?...
Oops, I hit the wrong key before posting so some of you will see a blank screen before I get around to typing this. LOL
OK, so my youngest started out ambidextrous. From age 2 he could write legibly with both hands, but in preschool we were encouraged to get him to choose one hand (because he would constantly switch, slowing himself and the whole class). So, we chose to focus on helping him become right-handed, which he now is. I'm not sure we made the right choice, though. He holds his pencil in a very strange way. It's hard to explain, but he holds it with his middle, ring, and pinky fingers at the bottom, his index finger way up high and the thumb around the pencil touching his ring finger-- but he twists his whole hand so that his palm is facing him and his pencil comes at the page from the top and at an angle. It looks a little like a leftie trying to write when they get to the center of a spiral notebook.
He has really nice handwriting, especially for a boy, but he is a slow writer! He's really good at math (that's an understatement! lol), but rocket math is tough because he's a slow writer. Being a perfectionist may have as much to do with this as the way he holds his pencil. I'm not sure.
I haven't made a great effort to change it (bigger fish to fry and all of that...), but watching him write for his homework tonight was painstaking! I asked him if it was uncomfortable and he said no.
He's 7.5 and in 2nd grade... considering that he writes clearly and isn't pained by his writing, would you try to change this at this point? Teacher POVs especially welcome- is there something I may not be thinking about where this will affect him later on?