My sons writing is atrocious. His printing is pretty bad too. I noticed a couple years back that he holds the pencil almost at the lead., I've encouraged him to back up and loosen up his grip, but he just hasn't been able to consistently do so. I'm surprised he doesn't have callouses. I also bought those..gripper things, they have dents that position the fingers in a more effective and controlled position. He just couldn't get used to using them. I often have him rewrite the same thing 2 or 3 times - it takes FOREVER! so it's legible. Even he can't read his stff someimes. He's in the fifth grade now,and this has been a problem for about 2 years. Any ideas?