Left-handed people do NOT need special scissors. I am left-handed; my husband is left-handed; and one of my brothers is also left-handed. None of us use left-handed scissors. Teach your child (left or right handed) to always CUT AWAY from their body; scissors pointing away. That is a very important safety issue. Then lefties have the advantage because their right hand is cutting away from their body, holding the scissors straight, and their more talented left hand is controlling the intricate turns of the paper while it is being cut.