My son does not have the best penmanship. I think he takes after me. It's not because he can't make perfectly-shaped letters, it's because he has better things to do than sit there and painstakingly draw them. I totally understand. The teachers don't. They want him to make perfect letters.
The solution? The Magic Grip. My son invented it himself.
"Mama, look," he said showing me a rubber thing wrapped around his pencil.
"What's that?" I asked.
"It's magic. It makes you write perfectly. Look." He demonstrated a well-formed lower case "a."
"Well, that's really good," I said.
"Now watch," he said. "I'm going to take it off and you'll see what my writing looks like." He removed the rubber contraption and made another "a." It was terrible. Just like I'm accustomed to seeing.
"Hmmm," I said. "It really is magic. Maybe you should take that thing to school with you."
He shook his head. "No, it only works at home."