Ambidextre - This is a person who is not inherent in the allocation of a leading hand to perform activities, the functioning of both hands is developed equally, the actions are performed with the same strength, speed and accuracy. Inborn ambidexters and those who acquired this quality in the process of intentional skill training are divided. When observing the connection of the leading hand with the peculiarities of the development of the brain, the predominance of the left hemisphere (logical) in right-handers and the right (intuitive-feeling) in left-handers was revealed. To sketch out the concept of ambidexter, who it is, one can suggest saying that Ambidextras call people with the same and harmoniously developed both hemispheres. The coordinated work of intuitive vision and logical analysis gives these people certain advantages over most.

At birth, any child equally possesses both hands, and only later does the educational system and the instructions of the parents learn to perform actions with a certain hand, the level of possession with both hands, which is shown by ambidextral children, significantly exceeds the performance of ordinary children.

But although this feature seems to be extremely positive, distractibility, hyperactivity, difficulties in the learning process, fatigue, increased moodiness, excessive emotionality can be concomitant moments. Retraining and forcing to do it with just one hand will not correct the situation, but will only aggravate; adjustment must be made at the moments of outburst of emotions and with inherent support when a person completes the tasks successfully with both hands. After all, this is a unique gift that can be developed, trying to compensate for the negative associated features.

Who is ambidexter?

Recently, there have been changes in the formation of the brain activity of mankind, and quantitative changes are observed in the percentage of Ambidextral children relative to those who have one leading system of perception and action (the percentage increases in their measurements from units to 10-15%). And if, relatively recently, one could hear the question “ambidexter, who is this?”, Now this quality has become familiar, customary and desirable. People who have not received this feature from birth, develop the same possession of both hands with the help of exercises, performing familiar actions with the other hand and so on. Characteristically, the changes do not remain at the level of simple physical functioning, but affect the processes of brain activity and its specificity. Those for whom the leading hand was the right one, in the process of training, notice the development of not only the ability for equal possession, but also the discovery of creative inclinations that had never been manifested even in deep childhood. Lefties, on the other hand, notice how they have become more capable of structuring their time and planning future activities based on actual analysis, rather than an emotional outburst.

An ambidextral feature of its perception of the world cannot be described as something different from the general, most often you can hear "I just don't care how to hold a mouse." But ambidexterity is not only about the hand, it determines the absence of the leading system relative to any body system - the aimed eye, the jogging leg, the thin-recognizing ear, all this is characteristic of people with a defining modality and not characteristic of ambidexstra. They can always write with their right hand in a notebook, but on the board of the left, the visual system will be the leading left, and the auditory right. Depending on the circumstances or at the request, it will not be difficult for them to change the arm (leg, eye) and continue the work with the same quality.

Due to the cross-work of both hemispheres, ambidexter, the features of their world perception may mean, as knowledge, without getting information, by intuitive guesses. The subtle sense of the world and the magnificent logical skills help to analyze and read information in a split second, thanks to this combination, it seems that such people see the future and draw information from space.

Ambidexterity looks like a special vision of the world, because there where it is customary to observe only one component (or feelings, or reasoning), ambidexter perceives a whole complex of concepts. Since our world is split, and we continue to do everything possible to continue not intersecting feelings and thinking on the same plane, it is quite difficult to realize what psycho-emotional and nervous overloads a person feels. Ambidexterity is not only a gift, but also a curse.

Ambidexterity pros and cons

Attitudes toward ambidexterity are quite diverse, initially, when identifying children with two-handed development, this category was considered inferior, and developmental disorders were noted. At the moment, such a point of view is recognized as erroneous, and ambidexterity is considered a variant of normal development.

Of course, the beginnings of possibilities, due to ambidexterity, can open up ample opportunities for a person to develop, but by itself the equal development of the two hemispheres does not guarantee genius, just as one or another leading hemisphere does not. A person can do a great job with both hands, while being mediocre enough and not showing any talents, just as with the development of any of the hemispheres does not increase the likelihood of specific achievements. In any case, the situation is more dependent on the personal abilities of the person and the effort. Although with all other identical initial data and the same applied efforts in the development perspective, ambidextr has great chances for the development and realization of talents.

The advantages of the development of this skill can be widely useful in solving everyday problems, while playing sports and at sporting competitions (the uniqueness of some athletes lies in the ability to wield with two hands at once). For solving intellectual tasks, there are also additional bonuses, as the ability of the brain to switch easily between the hemispheres in its work allows finding non-standard solutions, and helps to preserve intellectual-mnestic functions in safety until extreme old age.

The work of the brain, with alternating switching between the hemispheres, and sometimes with their simultaneous work allows a person to increase the amount of long-term memory, increase the speed and quality of perception and processing of information. This peculiarity of the psyche makes it possible to develop multi-tasking, the child ambidexter can easily think of several problems at the same time, which was previously extremely rare and accompanied the genius of the personality. Potentially, ambidextr is capable of new scientific discoveries much more than others.

But there are negative aspects of such features, which are associated with the choice of a hand for writing or performing another skill. When enrolled in a standard public school with its canonical education system, child ambidexter is most likely subjected to criticism and emotional pressure, rather than support in the development of its features. Due to an atypical way of assimilating and transforming information, there can be a feeling of mental underdevelopment or the presence of deviations. With the right approach, it turns out that it is worth changing the system of education a little and such a child, who was previously considered lagging behind, shows above average results.

It is worth noting the emotional and psychological characteristics that manifest themselves in childhood and adolescence. Hyperactivity or attention deficit disorder, imbalance of the emotional background and inability to restrain emotions can be observed. The point here is not in character, but in the peculiarities of the functioning of the central nervous system, which is experiencing some overload due to the activity of both hemispheres. The same emotional sphere remains constantly on, i.e. In those moments when people with a leading hemisphere can disconnect from their experiences, having gone into reasoning or working, Ambidexter continues to experience feelings in full force, while logically analyzing. Hence the nervous breakdowns, tensions with others, increased activity. With age, a person learns to find his own ways of coping with such reactions, with the help of the environment, this happens faster.

Ambidexter baby - recommendations for caregivers

The beginning of training and the first steps in the school system is an important and difficult adaptation step for a person. Given the nature of the child ambidextra, you can help him in the preparatory stage.

When working with ambidexters, the main problem for caregivers will be their hyperactivity. It is useless to scold a child, put in a corner and punish; everything that would cause such a method is resistance, strengthening of aggressive traits and going to defense instead of cooperation. Such children should always be kept in sight, choose a place for them ahead. Instead of limiting, try to direct energy into the channel of knowledge and creation.

How to bring up ambidexstra? Ambidextral children indulge in dabbling and active when they get bored, because they grab the information faster than others, think a few steps forward. It is good if such a child is assigned the role of a helper, give a responsible task or the performance of any additional function to the main task. For example, when everyone carves the appliqué, you can ask the baby to calculate how many colors were used for it, which are the most popular figures, and which of the children have similar jobs. Multitasking their thinking process will allow to perform such a task and will not let you get bored.

The emotional support and preservation of even tone and mood by the caregiver is important when the child is excited by something. Your poise will calm him a little, and also serve as an example of how you can cope with your emotions in the future.

For such children, pressure in choosing the leading hand and the way to achieve the result is excluded. You can accompany, help with advice, ask questions, suggest to try different options, but not to retrain, and not to crush with authority that one of the methods is correct. Explore the world together, and perhaps, thanks to a new look at the old things, you will be able to discover many new solutions and applications of ordinary things that your child will tell you.