Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Worried Mom | 2011/06/06



My baby is 4 years old. About 2 years ago or so, she stuttered, but not like in every word, so now and then. My dad was looking after her at that time and we suspected he shouts her or just making her nervous. Ok fine he left and her speech was fine again. Now since last week it started AGAIN. We had a little incident at creche 2 weeks ago and we addressed it with the teacher, but I think teacher “ holds it against her” . She hates creche with everything in her all of the sudden, she say teacher fights a lot with her. I addressed that as well but maybe something is happening at school that is why she started stuttering AGAIN. She cries everyday to go to school. Regardless what we say or do, she even complains in the afternoon when she''s home about creche. And this time the stuttering is worse than before. It breaks my heart when she tried too hard to say a word and she can''t. Also I am just as guilty, me and dad will even shout at her and tell her to talk properly. Coz she never talked like that before. Do we need to take her to speech therapy or take her out of school and observe her. If you recommend speech therapy, anyone you can recommend in JHB South area. Or is this more serious than just a speech therapist.
Thanking you

Expert's Reply



Your little daughter is under a great amount of stress at this creche. You know that this is why she is stuttering.It will not help to shout at her as this will only worsen her stuttering.It may help to see a speech therapist but you would be doing your daughter a big favour by taking her out of the creche.

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