my three yr old is stuttering what do i do??

Yemen - posted on 09/23/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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hi, my daughter will be three by the end of september and she has started stuttering really bad..she has never had a problem says words or expressing herself...up until about two weeks ago she started having trouble says full sentences. these past two days she refuses to spoke bc she gets upset that she cant talk and that it takes her longer to get the words out of her mouth..now if she wants something she will point at what she wants unstead of telling me what she wants.i read that this is normal but i dont know about that..does anyone have any suggestings on what i should do..thank you

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Brandy - posted on 09/24/2009

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I totally agree. My son was the same. You could see his little brain working like 10 words faster than his mouth would allow which would cause him to get mixed up and stutter. Totally grew out of it. Don't make a big deal of it. Be patient wait for her to finish. Let her get out what she wants to say, try not to finish her words even though it is very tempting. This may make her not want to talk because she feels that everyone is talking for her anyways. I agree if you are really worried talk to her dr. even if its nothing you'll feel better and that makes it totally worth the visit.

Brandi - posted on 09/24/2009

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this can be common at this age. My daughter did it briefly. Just try to get her to stay calm and be patient with her until she gets her thoughts together. sometimes at this age little brains run faster than little mouths, so try to be patient with her and encourage her to slow down and keep trying. However, if it doesn't remedy itself as quickly as you like, give her dr. a call. I asked mine when my daughter was doing it. it didn't last very long, but she still stumbles occasionally. Above all encouarge her to think before she tries to speak.

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