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12 Things You Shouldn't Say If Your Preschooler Starts Stuttering

Posted by on May. 7, 2014 at 6:15 PM
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If you hear your preschooler start to stutter, don't panic. Most children will stop on their own. To help your child,  avoid saying the following:

"Say it again." 

"Say it like me"

"Speak slower."

"Slow down"

"Think before you speak."

"Think about how you are talking."

"I'm not going to listen to you if you talk that way."

"Every time you talk that way you will be punished."

"Calm down."

"Relax before you talk."

"Take a deep breath before you talk."

"Stop talking that way."

Parents say these things with the best of intentions; they want to help their child. However, saying them is counterproductive and can actually make the stutter worse.

by on May. 7, 2014 at 6:15 PM
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letstalk747
by Joy on May. 7, 2014 at 9:26 PM

welcome , i agree , my son 14 stutters

mirlag
by Member on May. 8, 2014 at 12:04 AM


Quoting letstalk747:

welcome , i agree , my son 14 stutters

Is he in therapy?

blueforewolf
by on May. 8, 2014 at 3:00 AM

my son stuttered in preschool and I would just let him take his time or I would say take your time  - he grew out of it though - it happens more to boys than girls because boys are neurologically less mature than girls - it is also more common then people may think

darbyakeep45
by Darby on May. 8, 2014 at 5:06 AM

Welcome and thanks for sharing!

letstalk747
by Joy on May. 8, 2014 at 7:35 AM

yes has been since he was 2 , years

Quoting mirlag:


Quoting letstalk747:

welcome , i agree , my son 14 stutters

Is he in therapy?


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