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Learning how to open a combination lock can be tricky for anyone. But it can be especially tough for kids and adults who have trouble telling left from right.

Not sure which way to turn or how long to keep turning? This list of steps includes arrows as well as specifics on when to switch directions.

Download this “cheat sheet” and come up with a safe place to store it so it won’t get lost or shredded.

Practice at home, where it’s less stressful than a school hallway or locker room. If the combination lock continues to be a struggle, consider asking for a different kind of lock that’s easier to open.

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