If we ignore it, will it go away?

If we ignore it, will it go away?

Well, yes and no. Many parents receive this advice from friends and some professionals, however not all children will grow out of stammering. If the child is aware of the difficulties, is expressing concern or frustration with his or her speech, it is best to seek advice.

Many children are aware of their problem from an early age - children as young as three have described their stammering and the difficulties they are facing.

Suggestions and comments such as "there's no hurry" and "I'm listening" can often be helpful and encouraging.