@ 25 months 3 weeks 2 days
I couldn’t help but to notice that Ryan started stuttering his words since couple days back. It normally occurs with the first word of the sentence or when his speaks in long winded sentences.
Fortunately the occurences have been sporadic so far and usually only occurs when he was trying to convey too many things at too fast of a speed. Very kancheong boy (anxious)
Eg Ryan will attempt to say the full long setence at one go:
Ma, Ma, mommy open this.. baby want (to) see. Baby want (to) read this
“Dad, Dad, Daddy come.. come here. Baby want to play this, come play…”
“Mommy nice junk food.. Babe Baby want junk food, nice” – anything that is not proper meal is junk food to him. Hahaha..
… I know it’s not alarming (yet) and may not be as bad as I had feared but it does bother me. I admit I even considered the option of seeing a speech therapist but hubs brushes it off saying I was
kiasu over concerned and that it could just be part of a growing phase. So I searched the net where I found some assurances…
Apparently it is common for kids age between 2 – 5 years old to stutter certain words, syllabus or sentences and that it will eventually go away in days/months/ weeks. Err ya ka?? Anyways, I don’t remember reading any parent’s blog about their kids stuttering and I’m not sure either if hubs / me stuttered when we were younger so I guess my concerns were not entirely baseless (right)? Mmm..
Anyway, accordingly to the articles we are discouraged to make a big deal out of it esp in front of the child so to not discourage them from learning to speak. Meaning we are not supposed to correct them. Oh dear.. okay, I try.
I remember when Ryan was 18 months old, I was worried about him not speaking much. Now at 25 months, I’m worrying about him speaking too much too fast until he stutters. Really not easy becoming a parent eh?
My two boys, enjoying a game here. Wishing everyone a Happy Dumpling Festival too.