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Step 4: Buy school and art supplies.

Some of the greatest artists in history have been lefties, including M.C. Escher, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Rembrandt. Contrary to some reports, Pablo Picasso wasn't left-handed—despite this handicap, he turned out to be a pretty talented artist anyway.

Painting isn't the only profession that favors lefties. Studies have shown large numbers of left-handed students and professors in schools of architecture, music and math.

However, this doesn't mean that all creative subjects are easy for left-handed children. Using equipment designed for right-handers can end in frustration. Prevent the problems by investing in good left-handed scissors and smudge-free pencils and pens. Parents also can relatively easily switch the settings on computers to make a mouse or cursor more lefty-friendly.

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