What to do when someone stammers?

Reasons why someone stammers:

There are many reasons why someone stammers, stutters or is dysfluent. The situation may arise when the environment is noisy, busy, frightening, exciting, tiring, competitive, there may be interruptions and lots of talking, as well when the child is just learning the language and they have so much to say.

What sort of speaking situations can lead to more dysfluency?

  • Speaking to adults who talk very quickly.
  • Speaking while having to look high up to see the listener’s face.
  • Speaking when you think you will be interrupted.
  • Speaking to someone who is not really listening.
  • Speaking when you fear the consequences of what you say.
  • Speaking when you do not want to or when you have nothing to say.
  • Speaking when very tired, upset, or feeling unwell.
  • Speaking in a rush when you have a lot to say or a complex idea to express.

It can be difficult to offer support to others when we are anxious ourselves.

However, if a child stammers, trying to take the child’s view changes our focus and makes helping possible. Then we can do those things that make the child feel loved and wanted as well as all the little things that help in particular situations, for example:

  • Listening attentively
  • Responding kindly and uncritically.
  • Offering physical support when needed
  • Helping the child to feel safe.
  • Being encouraging.
  • Helping others understand our child.

We hope this post is a big help for you. Let us know in the comments section below how it has helped you or your child. Or if you have any questions or comments.


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The 5 second rule TIP

Give yourself the 5-second rule…

Before responding to someone in either a positive or negative way, give yourself the 5-second rule by:

Counting up to 5 seconds in your head

By doing so, you will be able to gather your thoughts, words and actions and respond in a way you would like to respond, rather than giving your emotional reaction immediately, and consequently regretting it, as this response wasn’t up to your standards.

You will end up being SORRY and beating yourself up about it, which is not good for your self-esteem.




Think about it….

Kindly leave a comment for us in the comments section below of your thoughts.


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What To Do If a Loved One Upsets you

If a loved one upsets you, IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU DO NOT react in a negative way because it will make the situation worse. Instead TRY MY TIP below:

The minute you get upset with someone:

  • Start thinking of 5 things that you love about them

  • Or 5 things that they do to you and you love them for it and you are grateful


Your negative emotions will immediately start to deflate and you will start to look at the bigger picture rather than something they did and didn’t mean to upset you.

Your loved ones never really mean to upset you!

Let us know if it worked for you as well.

Good luck.


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Best Way to Drink Water for Maximum Benefits

As we are all aware of the health and beauty benefits of drinking water, and we’ve been told from time to time to drink 2 litres of plain water a day.

But not many people actually know the best way to drink water to maximise its benefits!

My Own Formula

Here is my tried and tested formula to drink water to get the maximum benefit out of it:

The best way is to sip the water throughout the day. This way of drinking water, your system will be able to absorb it better.

Think about a plant pot, if you water the dried up soil, the water will drain out of the pot straight away without nourishing the plant.

If you have any comments or questions, please kindly put it in the comments section below, and one of us will get back to you.

Your pals

Rani and Habib


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