Have you ever seen your child sitting in what is called the “W” position? While this is a common way for children to sit, it causes problems in their bodies as they continued to grow and develop.
Most children will move into and out of the W-positions while playing. But if parents don’t curb the behavior or discourage it, a child’s motor skills and hand dominance could be negatively affected.
First, you need to be able to identify this position. Kids will be seated on their bottoms, with their knees forward, legs bent, and their feet off to the side. When looking head on, you should be able to trace a W from foot to foot.
Keep reading to learn how W-sitting can affect a child’s development and put undue stress on their young bodies.