Parents can have an enormous effect on how the stuttering child views his disorder and how comfortable he feels in his ability to express himself and to be heard by those around him. Here are some steps you can take to help your stuttering child:
Try to speak slowly and calmly to your stuttering child. Encourage the other adults in your child's life to do the same.
Try to maintain a calm, quiet atmosphere at home.
Pay attention to what your child is saying, not the way he is saying it. This will require you to slow down and pay attention. Don't show impatience or irritation when your child is talking to you.
Don't offer suggestions such as, "Slow down," or "Can you say that more clearly?"
Minimize questions and interruptions when your child is speaking.
Never call attention to your child's stutter or other speech disorder.
Try to make time each day for one-on-one time with your child.