How to teach your children to read and write in cursive

The ability to read cursive has long been a defining trait of the West, and in fact has been the defining trait for generations.

But for all of its advantages, the ability to write in a cursive script can have some very detrimental consequences.

As it turns out, writing in cursives has a serious negative impact on the mental health of students in school. 

In a new study published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, researchers from the University of California, San Diego, and the University at Buffalo examined the mental and physical health of 1,917 students who participated in the National Collegiate Reading Assessment (NCRA) as part of the Center for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CCAMH) study.

The study involved the use of standardized questionnaires and interviews to measure student mental and emotional well-being.

What they found was that students who wrote in cursors had significantly lower mental health scores than students who used pen and paper, and those in cursor writing also had significantly higher rates of suicidal ideation. 

For example, the NCRA survey revealed that students in cursory writing had a higher rate of suicidal thoughts than students in pen and electronic reading, and that students writing in pens had higher rates for depression than those writing in electronic books. 

“The findings are concerning because cursive writing has been linked to depression, anxiety, substance use, suicide, and other negative outcomes,” lead author Laura G. Pascarella said in a press release. 

According to Pascaria, cursive is an easy way to get stuck on a negative narrative.

“For many children, the negative narrative that their school system paints about them is deeply damaging and damaging to their mental health and well-beings,” she said. 

Cursive writing is often associated with the use or practice of fantasy books and movies.

But the authors point out that many of these books and films have been shown to be inaccurate and often contain inappropriate themes.

For example, in the 2013 film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, there is an adult version of Mitty that is based on an actual human child who is described as “bored, irritable, and lazy.”

In fact, Mitty himself was once described as an “obese, lazy, lazy boy.” 

The study found that the authors’ findings were not limited to cursive reading.

Students in cursorial writing also reported feeling less secure in their identities as white and straight, as well as feeling less connected to their peers. 

Researchers found that cursive students also felt less connected and felt less safe to others, especially in the classroom. 

While there are several studies linking cursive to depression and other mental health problems, the authors note that the study does not prove that cursor reading is harmful.

It is possible that cursors are associated with negative psychological outcomes that are not explained by the cursive language, the researchers write. 

Instead, they suggest that cursoral writing may be associated with problematic psychological functioning, as evidenced by its association with depressive and suicidal thoughts.

“The fact that cursoring can affect students with negative mental health outcomes and negative emotional states is concerning,” said lead author Dr. Lisa M. Burt, a researcher with the Center on Substance Abuse and Mental Health. 

Pascaria and her team found that students participating in cursour writing also experienced increased levels of suicidal thinking, which can be a major cause of suicide.

Students who wrote cursors also reported more depressive symptoms, as did students who had lower scores on the CCAMH reading test. 

There are other negative effects associated with cursors that could also be associated to their psychological effects.

For instance, cursors may be linked to increased rates of alcohol and drug use, as students who write in them have higher rates and are more likely to use these substances. 

One of the most important aspects of cursors, however, is the ability of students to use the script.

The authors found that kids who had cursors were more likely than those who did not to use cursive in school, but that students whose cursors weren’t in use had lower levels of anxiety.

“Cursive use is linked to anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, and negative moods,” said Pascaro. 

The authors caution that cursours may not be a bad way to learn, but caution that it is important to have access to the script and not just to read it. 

As the authors write, cursoring may not always be the best way to teach children how to write, and it may not even be the most effective way to do so.

However, if cursors do not lead to better school outcomes, it is possible to do better than using cursive. 

With all of the research out there, students are left to wonder what is the best and most effective method to teach curs