Does your child complain about writing? That it is very painful to their hands? It could be something with their joints or another problem that is just making it very hard for them to do their homework, learn to write, or other writing tasks. My youngest son has Elder’s Danloss, it’s a joint issue that makes it difficult for him to write. His joints actually rub together making it hurt and very hard for him to write. I still of course want him to write but we have found a way to take pressure off his joints so that writing is easier. My son would actually start to cry when he was writing as his joints would hurt so bad. He is more of an extreme case. However, even if your child is having some problems with it hurting when they write, they complain that their fingers are hurting and it’s just very difficult to write for them. Then you may want to try these tips with them to see if it helps to relieve some of the pressure on their fingers and makes writing easier.
I know when my son first started to complain, I thought to myself “Yes, he is just trying to get out of doing the work” because let’s face it sometimes they are just little stinkers and do try that. When he kept complaining not only about his fingers but then started to complain about all his joints, I took him to the specialist and he was diagnosed. However, this is not meaning that your child would have the same thing as my son. It could be that they just need some extra support for their joints while they are writing. We as parents always want our children to excel so giving them the proper tools and support to excel is always important. We found that the Twist N’ write pencil, PenAgain 3 Pack Pens, and using the School Smart Loop Scissors
have really helped with doing many projects for school and at home. They really ease up on the pressure needed to use these writing and cutting for projects and my son really loves them. They have really helped to improve his writing and his homework time has really gone so much easier.
These products are also wonderful to use if your child is in OT, they again really help with any type of special needs the children have from joint pain to Autism. It’s a great way to help your child get off on the right foot with their learning. My son has really improved, he has gone from hating to write to loving to write on his own even when he doesn’t have homework. It’s really a joy to watch him writing and enjoying it, plus they are so easy to use that he doesn’t even think any different about it or that he isn’t using a regular pencil or pen to write with. He just knows he can do what he wants to and be creative with his writing now because of the tools helping his joints. It is always so wonderful to see the smile on his face, his excitement, and his handwriting improving.