What is Stuttering?
STUTTERING IS Hiding Burying myself in books Whispering Using bad habit Trying to be perfect Ignoring People Annoying Words caught in my throat Being stared at Not talking Avoiding Words caught in my mouth Scary Handicap Embarrassing Eating lunch by myself Trying to hide my speech Not chiming in Speeding Up Choppy Keeping to yourself Redirection attention Saying other things Covering Up Doing More Worrying all the time Throat drying up Hesitating Being Paranoid Never Volunteering
How can Friends help
Stories written by Teens for Teens
Wish my parents knew:
Don’t overdo stuff — Chloe, 12 years old
“Although a large majority of the time I do not focus on my stuttering, I still find myself avoiding and becoming very frustrated and embarrassed when my stuttering surfaces. I am not comfortable with openly stuttering.”
What we don’t like about stuttering: