When someone says "writing style" it usually means choice of words, syntax, punctuation, etc. Writing style is very personal and varies with the writer. Hemingway is far different than Fitzgerald, Joyce, or Dickens, etc . . . . . Stick to, and develop, your own style.
If however, you meant "Handwriting", then listen to your parents and teachers. Fairly or unfairly, you will be judged (and graded) by the legibility of your writing.
I am a retired teacher and I always used to say, "I can't grade what I can't read." My students universally had better penmanship when they left my class than when they came in.
Personally, I think you should sit them down and tell them how you feel about their criticism of your hand writing. Let them know that you are comfortable with it but also listen to what they say since they are only looking out for you.
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Last edited at 1:21PM on 8/18/2011
Both my mom & dad both had beautiful hand writing. Mine on the other hand well can stand to improve.I at times ashamed of it!! Maybe we should both go to the Wal-Mart and invest in those writing tablets and practice practice ?