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Old 01-07-2008, 10:54 PM
 
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I can't think of anything that would have triggered it. We have just been ignoring it and helping her finish sentences without acknowledging the stuttering, so when she starts going "D-d-d-d-d-" we'll say "Dora went over the bridge!" and she'll smile and everything is ok. Are we handling this correctly? I know you are not supposed to call attention to it at all, so we have been glossing it over and getting on with whatever we are learning/doing. Any suggestions?
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Old 01-08-2008, 02:19 AM
 
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Very common. 2 year old brains work faster then their mouths. I wouldn't finish her sentences for her however. Just let her work through it--it is a developmental thing. If she really gets 'stuck' on something tell her to slow down, which is the real issue.
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Old 01-08-2008, 05:45 AM
 
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Our son had started to do the same thing when a new neighbor had moved in (he stuttered). He hadn't done it before then, but it could have just been a coincidence. They played together so he picked up on what the other boy was doing. Whenever he started to stutter, we would tell him to slow down and think about what he wanted to say and he would be fine.

He mind was moving faster than the mouth (that changes at age 5!)
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Old 01-08-2008, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Chattanooga TN
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MG, don't let this get to you as it seems common at this age. You seem to be handling it the right way. My son did the exact same thing at the same age for 3-4 months off and on and now we are over it. By all means speak to your ped if you are concerned. There are a couple more threads on stuttering so you might want to do a search for them.
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Old 01-08-2008, 07:16 AM
 
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dont worry. give it time. may be just a phase!
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Old 01-08-2008, 07:18 AM
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Make sure no one is overstressing your child and is not treating the child disrespectfully. I was told that I stuttered at a young age. My dd told the four children older than me not to tease me. I then got O. K. One wonders if I would still be stuttering if he had not done that. My guess is that you have a very intelligent, sensitive child. You are blessed.
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Old 01-08-2008, 10:39 AM
 
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OK, I will tell her to slow down and have already told my son not to giggle when she starts stuttering. He thinks everything she does is funny but this is one area where laughing is not ok.
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Old 01-08-2008, 10:56 AM
 
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Default stuttering children

I had a personal experience with two little children who stuttered. One, a boy of three years who was being molested by his father and the other a little girl who was also molested by her father. This is a fear factor, disturbing the child and the child knows something is wrong but they don't know what. Keep you eyes open for any other signs evil people continually prey on defenseless children.
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Old 01-08-2008, 12:01 PM
 
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Miky,

You are absolutely correct. Some times there is a reason or cause to start stuttering. If that's the case, illiminate it and the stuttering will go away with time. But when there is no apparent cause, be kind, don't make fun, be tolerant and just ask them to slow down.

My brother stuttered bad. Didn't have a mother, dad was on the road. So I'd talk to him and tell him to slow down. He did. He talks kind of slow now but he's understandable. He's careful with his words but carry's on a good conversation. Most others can't recognize it, but I can. It passes. Just be tolerant and understanding.
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Old 01-09-2008, 12:24 PM
 
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Reasons for stuttering can be some sort of trauma, basic anxiety, or just that she is trying to talk to fast. Don't finish her sentences for her. Let her work it out herself and try to help her relax while she is talking.
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