The Challenge of LifeWritten by H. Vanoy Barton
The Challenge of Life by H. Vanoy Barton
Challenge is something we all face every day of our life. Without challenge none of us would have learned to walk, to talk or to get along with others. Simply put, challenge allows opportunity to learn.
Do not fear any challenge. Those words are easily written, easily said. But, truer words have never been written. Challenge is force of life. Standing upright is overcoming challenge presented by gravity. Smiling in face of despair is overcoming defeat. Challenge offers ability to improve. Without resistance there is no growth. Adaptation and ability and willingness to overcome is hallmark signature of humanity. No matter challenge – business, financial, personal, spiritual or medical - overcoming challenge is measure of progress. You are stronger than you realize; you can overcome and adapt. Help is but a thought away.
Why do some people start stutteringWritten by Stephen Hill
The are many reasons why a person may develop a stutter, and I am going to explain a few of them in this article.
We learn to talk by observing people around us. This happens from birth and when our vocal chords are fully formed we start to speak. If a member of our close family has a stuttering problem, there is a good chance that we could pick up their bad habits and also start to stutter. I have met many people who stutter, who inform me that somebody in their family also suffers with stuttering and for some reason it is normally their father.
Many parents have stated to me, that even though they do have a stutter, that they have always been able to speak fluently to and around their child. Unfortunately children listen to conversations when we least expect it (when we think they are in bed, for example) and are likely to hear stutter at various time, like during a phone call.
How a parent reacts when their child first starts to stutter is very important. If they are calm and patient and do not over-react, there is a good chance child won't panic and worry. If parent reacts shocked and responds sharply, with words to effect of, get your words out boy, this can have a very damaging effect. The child is likely to panic and is more than likely to stutter again out of nerves and tension.