The importance of working with parents in early childhood stammering
When a child starts stammering we don’t know whether it is a developmental stage and will stop or whether it will remain with them as they grow. 8% of children stammer and around 1% will continue to stammer into adulthood. We know quite certainly now that stammering is caused by physiological factors, such as genetics…Read More
Accept our children just as they are. I fully see how important this is. And I have definitely thought to myself…”I accept my children as they are, wouldn’t change them for the world”. But actually the more I have read and the more I have delved deeply in to the inner workings of my subconscious…Read More
Why is reducing questions more likely to encourage my child to talk?
As parents our default setting can be to ask questions…1) ”what did you have for lunch?”, 2) “who did you play with?” 3) “how do you feel about that?”. Answers are often…1) can’t remember 2) don’t know 3) fine. So we know that actually questions often provide us with less information rather than more. We…Read More