Is it bad if kids write their letters backward?

Does it mean anything when your kids write their letters backward??

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Yeah, they need glasses, (right handed) :rofl::rofl::rofl::+1::sunglasses::thinking:

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Kids sometimes do when they are younger than 7

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Yup might need glasses or it just started learning how to write

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It depends. If they can’t see the difference when it is wrote correctly, it may be a sign for further testing. My son is dyslexic and this was my first sign. He also wrote numbers backwards as well

Also could mean he/she has dyslexia

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Depends on the age Id suppose

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Need more info. Age?
My 5 year old writes some of his letters backwards, he just started school this year and that’s normal.
Now an older child, 8-9 ish could be visual or dyslexia.

My son is in k5 and can normally write letters and numbers the right away. When he’s in a hurry or in his virtual meetings and watching other kids is when he seems to forget the right way to write. So I think its normal when they are just starting off writing.

Tbh especially if the child is left handed…not worried

My son wrote his name exactly backwards. Not just the order, but letter shape as well. Like a mirror image. Then we noticed he was sitting across from a righthanded teacher, using his own Left. He was writing exactly what he saw…even though upside down.
We put him on the same side of teachers desk, and the first day, cleared right up. Beautiful writing now, at 37

Dyslexia maybe but if so should be seen now so that the child can get the right help that’s needed ,

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My 7 year old still has problems with this sometimes. Especially with the d,b,p,g,q. She is smart as can be just that little bump in the road. Just work with them and they will get it.

When they’re starting out it’s super common but if they continue with out any sort of improvement then it would be worrisome. Glasses or dyslexia maybe but talk to your kids teacher or doctor for further information. :slight_smile:

Depends on age. Its very normal for them to be back to front. My 5yo still does them backwards sometimes

It means they are still learning. They will most likely outgrow it as they continue to learn how to write properly. If you’re that concerned about it, talk to the child’s pediatrician.

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There’s a disease called dyslexia where people write backwards

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It’s normal for kids to do that all the way to 2nd grade.

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Yep my daughter who graduated from college with several degrees spelled her name backwards-letters and all. It was pretty impressive.

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Depends how old the child is

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