I have a girl in my class whose parents are from an Asian country (although I’m not really sure if Dad is still in the picture). Her mother, who has limited English, brings her to class each morning and stands over her as she signs in, making her use her right hand. This makes it slow going for the girl. The rest of the morning, she uses her left hand.
I said something to Mom about how it is fine for her daughter to use her left hand, and Mom said firmly, “I don’t like it.”
Should I do anything else? Is there definitive research that says this may harm her child? Or should I respect what might be a cultural thing and leave it alone?