Infants raised on breast milk tend to score higher on tests of mental development than those on formula ||Make sure the highchair has a wide base, good fit, adjustable secure straps. Consider a post between the child's legs. ||A great deal of body heat is lost through a bare head, so make sure your baby wears a hat if she will be in a cold environment ||During the day, don't try to catch up on chores while the baby sleeps. Lie down and rest ||Whenever possible, don't get involved in your kids' clash. Step in only if there's a danger of physical harm. ||To keep the eye free of infection, massage inner lower corner of the eye twice daily to empty it of old fluids ||Children who gain weight quickly during their first six months are more likely to be obese or at risk of obesity by age 3 ||Don't forget to watch what you say and do around your child: Imitation is one of the ways toddlers learn socially acceptable behavior. ||To help your kid stand up to negative peer pressure, encourage him to talk, use role playing with him, get to know the parents of your child's friends and finally deal with your own peer pressure. ||After the first hectic weeks, babies take longer naps at predictable times. And you'll become a much better time manager ||
Stuttering Facts

 

What is stuttering?

Stuttering is a disorder that affects the fluency of speech. People who stutter know what they want to say, but have trouble saying it because the flow of their speech is disrupted by any of these behaviours:

  • Repeating sounds, words or phrases (eg. I I I I I can do it)
  • Prolonging sounds (eg. Where's my sssssister?)
  • Blocking; moments where no sounds come out when the person is trying to speak.

People who stutter may also develop non-verbal movements associated with their stutter (eg. head movements, blinking, and facial grimacing).

Facts about stuttering

  • Most children begin stuttering between the ages of 2 and 5 years, when speech and language is developing.
  • The onset of stuttering may be sudden or gradual.
  • About 5% of children stutter at some stage. Many children go through a stage of stuttering as their speech and language develops. Research indicates that, of these children about half may recover naturally, but for others the stutter will persist.
  • Stuttering is about 3 times more common in boys.
  • Stuttering can vary in severity over time, and even throughout a day.
  • Stuttering affects speakers of all languages and backgrounds.
  • A child may stutter more when talking about a new topic or if using complicated language.

Other factors can affect stuttering. For example, a child who is already stuttering may stutter more when excited, tired, arguing, given limited time to speak, competing to be heard, or speaking to someone new. Some children who stutter may feel anxious talking. They may avoid speaking in particular situations (eg. on the telephone), using certain words, or speaking with some people.

When Should I Seek Professional Help for My Child's Stuttering?

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