What is the Big Deal with “w” Sitting?

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Therapists will often comment when a child is “w” sitting and try to encourage children not do sit in this position. Frequently sitting in a “w” means that children are sitting with an extremely wide base of support, which does not allow proper core and back muscle development. It also puts undue stress on they hips and knee joints. Here is a great article explaining why many children will engage in “w” sitting and some great reason why we should discourage this position.

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