Como madres, we always try to find ways to have our children feel loved and understood. We are often faced with situations in our children’s lives that are hard to explain and leave us wondering how to cope with them. As parents, it is our job to apoyar our children and learn how to manage anything thrown our way.
Many children develop stuttering during their early childhood. Unfortunately, besides the evident speech impediment, stuttering can also have a negative effect on a developing child’s mental health.
Here are some tips that will guide you in helping your child.
Create a Peaceful Environment Around Communicating
Unfortunately, stuttering can create a lot of anxiety in a child because they can feel nervous and self-conscious about the way they speak. If your child feels pressure, this can halt their development, which can damage their self-confidence. Create a peaceful environment with minimal noise and warm light so they can feel at ease when speaking.
Allow Your Child To Communicate
Allow your child to openly and freely communicate. Children need to feel loved and valued. You may feel inclined to interrupt them as they speak to correct them, but this can create more anxiety and a lack of self-worth. Allow time for them to speak freely, which will minimize their fear of communication and social anxiety.
Make Time For Self Care
Although sometimes it can be frustrating, allow yourselves to take a break. It is okay to take a break from time to time and focus on fun activities like going to the park or doing arts and crafts. Your child will feel happy and at ease, which will create a positive space for them to learn.
Amigas, let’s always strive to make every environment one where our children can thrive. Les parece?