A Parent's Journal, Part 3
- Category: Parent's Blog
- Published: Tuesday, 20 August 2013 14:16
- Written by Anonymous
This is the continuation of a 3 part journal of a mother whose child began stuttering at a young age. Part 1 is here.
May 28, 2013 – Openness
As a person who stutters (PWS) I have learned to be open about my stuttering. I became involved in self-help groups at the age of fifteen and that was the first time that I started to talk about my stuttering. I have shared my story with probably 1000s of others through self-help groups, conferences, newsletters and now the internet. I have also shared my story many times with ISTAR clients and supporters. I’m an ISTAR success story and am proud of what I have accomplished. I typically do not announce that I stutter but if I am asked about my speech will happily share my story. Stuttering and my experiences are just part of my life and I talk about it just like how someone may talk about their experiences playing hockey while growing up.
I have continued with this mindset when talking about E’s speech. It’s just part of who he is and stuttering is not anything to be ashamed of so let’s talk about it. Perhaps that is why I am blogging our present experiences. I hope that by being open and sharing my experiences and emotions that others will find this process easier.