It can be really challenging to talk about uncomfortable topics.
All the more so when speaking with our kids.
Books can be really helpful to open-up crucial conversations with young people.
Never underestimate young people, and the valuable opportunities to open conversations to engage important topics!
Practical suggestion: Shared reading time can be a great opportunity to sit-down with your child and enjoy real quality time. Every time you do, you strengthen their reading skills, and you also create a rich opportunity to make connections from the text-to-life.
Talking about stuttering with your child can feel overwhelming. As a caregiver, you may have a lot of your own questions and emotions about stuttering and/or having a conversation about stuttering. You are not alone.
Try using a book to facilitate the conversations.
Books can provide clarity - making it easier for the both of you.
And you may enjoy some bonus smiles along the way!
Here is a list of books that may help start the conversation:
“Stuttering Stan Takes a Stand” by: Artie Knapp or access this story for free on Youtube