Did you have trouble tying shoelaces as a child?

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Did you have trouble tying shoelaces as a child?
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13 Dec 2011, 10:07 am

They say we aspies have problems with shoelaces and other types of knots. I was. How about you? Just for curiosity's sake.



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13 Dec 2011, 10:09 am

I had a very difficult time learning to tie shoes. Under the theory that it was because I was left-handed, they had my grandmother teach me. She taught me an easier knot (bunny ears, I think? I don't know) but one that would frequently come undone, at least the way I did it. I finally gave up on laces several years ago and stick with velcro whenever possible.



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13 Dec 2011, 10:11 am

Yeah. I used to just walk around with them undone if they came undone, until my mother or a teacher would do them up for me. Up to grade 4 or so I had this problem.



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13 Dec 2011, 10:14 am

I could not tie my shoes at all around a year and a half ago, then I learned how to do the loop knot thing out of necessity, and that wasn't hard at all. I still have no idea how to tie it the real way.


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13 Dec 2011, 10:18 am

Dillogic wrote:
Yeah. I used to just walk around with them undone if they came undone, until my mother or a teacher would do them up for me. Up to grade 4 or so I had this problem.


Same here. For me it was up until about 2nd grade. The teachers at my school didn't believe I couldn't tie my shoes, and refused to do it for me. Walking around with them undone all day made me determined to learn. xD



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13 Dec 2011, 10:23 am

I ended up learning to just tie the most basic knot. Hard to undo, but hey, it didn't come undone. I think it was around grade 6 when I got the bow down.

Same thing with handwriting for me.

Funnily, I now have really good handwriting, and I can tie quite complex knots (fishing).



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13 Dec 2011, 10:27 am

Yeah. My handwriting was atrocious when I was a kid. It's pretty neat now, though.



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13 Dec 2011, 10:28 am

I'm 51. I still have problems sometimes tieing my shoes so they remain tied. I've started doubleknotting like parents do with small childrens shoes.



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13 Dec 2011, 10:37 am

I didnt learn how until i was about 10


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13 Dec 2011, 10:44 am

It took me years to learn how to tie shoelaces, I was in velcro, slip on or buckled school shoes untill I was 15 lol, and I still have trouble with shoe laces now! They never seem to stay tied for long!

My dad was the same with shoe laces and thought it was becase he was taught to tie them by watching someone face on tying their shoes. We both tie our shoes exactly the same way .... Back to front!

But having said that I'm exellent at teaching people hoew to tie shoe laces, I taught my brother and sister and I'm teaching my nephew at the moment!


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13 Dec 2011, 10:44 am

nintendofan wrote:
I didnt learn how until i was about 10


I didn't until I was 13 or 14.


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13 Dec 2011, 10:44 am

I could tie my shoelaces when I was about 6 yo, so no, I guess I had no problem with it. OTOH, my handwriting has always been atrocious.

edit: I don't tie my shoelaces daily, I just slip in and out of my shoes, because I find it cumbersome.


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13 Dec 2011, 10:46 am

Yes and no.
I was about 5 or so when I figured out how to do it myself.
It was frustrating when people would try to show me how.
Any problems I had we're due to being left handed.


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13 Dec 2011, 10:53 am

I had trouble tying my shoes AND putting them on the correct foot. There was a very good chance that the right shoe was gonna go on the left foot and left shoe was gonna go on the right foot.

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13 Dec 2011, 10:59 am

I think I took a little longer than the "normal" kids to learn how to tie my shoes, but I eventually got the hang of it.


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13 Dec 2011, 11:00 am

I had to re-learn how to tie my shoes at 18, turns out I'd been tying them slightly wrong, here's a short TED video that may help http://www.ted.com/talks/terry_moore_ho ... shoes.html