Leftys The Left Hand Store Holds Contest for Photos of Left-Handed Mothers: Winners to be Selected on Mother's Day, May 10, 2015.

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Leftys The Left Hand Store is holding a contest for photos of left-handed mothers. The winners will be awarded on Mother's Day, May 10, 2015.

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Leftys The Left Hand Store is holding a contest for photos of left-handed mothers. The winners will be awarded on Mother's Day, May 10, 2015.

Lefty's celebrates left-handed mothers - so much rarer than left-handed dads (10% of guys are lefties and 8% of women). Lefty moms are in fact wired differently from left-handed dads, according to brain science studies like those described in Carolyn Ashford's Left Hand, Left Brain : The Plot Thickens. Though there are degrees and styles of left handedness, lefties all use both sides of the brain far more than right-handers. Because of this, they have some skills which enhance their mothering.

Lefties are often described as empathetic and intuitive, leading to a high percentage of lefties in the fields of, for example, psychiatry and therapy. In fact, as Melissa Roth describes in The Left Stuff, using the right side of the brain allows lefties to read facial and body language far better than right-handers. So lefty moms can in fact "understand" their kids better.

Lefty moms also have deep experience with frustration, having had to adjust to a world designed entirely for the right-handed. They can help their kids through the frustrations of growing up, teach them resilience, far more easily than moms who haven't had to struggle and adapt to fundamental physical and psychological challenges.

Are lefty moms more funny, more crazy, more creative, and more athletic? Very possibly yes, according to The Left Stuff.

For those fortunate enough to have a left-handed mom or to have one as a friend, Lefty's The Left Hand Store has the world's leading selection of left-handed gifts. See especially the Left-Handed Kitchen, Scissors and Office sections for fabulous ideas.

Enter Lefty's photo contest by posting a great photo of a left-handed mom doing something she loves with her left hand on Lefty's Facebook page. Lefty's fans will vote on their favorite photos by liking them. The first prize is a $100 gift certificate to thelefthandstore.com, and 2 runners up will receive $50 each. The contest ends at midnight on Mother's Day, May 10.

Visit Lefty's retail stores on Pier 39 in San Francisco, or in Florida at either Downtown Disney, Walt Disney World Resorts, or Old Town Mall in Kissimmee.

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