Author Stephen Hill http://www.stuttering-help.co.uk http://www.gain-confidence.co.uk http://www.internet-webdesign.co.uk http://www.stutter-cure.com
Some parents have shock of hearing their young child start to stutter as a toddler. I am somebody who runs a speech centre in Birmingham, England, I now help people to achieve fluency.
I met a lady who was thirty and her little boy aged four had been stuttering for quite a while. She had taken him to speech therapy and was extremely anxious as to why he was stuttering. It had possibly started because toddlers father had quite a severe stutter, boy may of picked up bad habits this way.
Many other people contact me asking why their toddler has developed a stutter and asking what forms of stuttering treatments are available.
I always suggest that they keep as patient as they can and try to play games, speech games with their child. They can challenge child to say word fluently, they show their child how it should be said and then bet them that they can't do it themselves. When they do manage to say that particular word fluently they then heap lots of praise onto child, telling them how clever they are and how proud mommy and daddy are of them. I even advise giving them an award like a small chocolate bar.