• Be open about your stuttering; talk about it, it’s ok.
  • I don’t think of you any differently than my other kids who don’t stutter.
  • You can be up front about your stuttering. Being open about it can help you and people you talk to.
  • We really love you.
  • Nothing is “broken” about you.
  • People don’t always respond appropriately to your speeds when it’s bumpy, but you can let them know that it’s not easy sometimes to talk.
  • I would love to talk to you openly.
  • I only want you to communicate; I want you to be comfortable.
  • Its ok to stutter, nobody’s speech is perfect all the time.
  • What you have to say is important to me. I am listening.
  • If someone gives you a tough time bout stuttering it’s because they don’t know. You need to educate them about it.
  • I’m going to be there to support you. You’re not alone.
  • You’re normal kids, and you stutter.
  • We love you.
  • It’s ok to stutter and that’s the way it is.
  • Mother is so proud of you.
  • I don’t care when the word would come out, it can be bumpy.
  • You need to tell me what you need. How can I help you?
  • You can have as much time as you need to say what you want to say.
  • It takes courage to get up (in front of) the whole class and talk about stuttering.
  • Nobody talks perfectly; everybody has fluent and disfluent moments.
  • Speech is not the most important thing. It’s ok to stutter at home.
  • You don’t need “to be fixed.”
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