Question- calling all mothers!!!!! - page 2

I have a question for all of you nurses and mothers out there. I wasn't sure what area to post this question in, so I just decided to post it in the general forum. I have a beautiful 2 1/2 year... Read More

  1. by   pepsihla
    Don't be worried, my son at that age did the same thing, he grew out of it. But, I would at least bring him in to your PCP and still have him assessed.
  2. by   Loubell RN 2B
    My son is 3 1/2 almost 4 and he went through the same thing. Sometimes he still does it off and on. He would try to tell me something and it seemed as though he could not spit it out, sometimes repeating it 10 or so times. It has gotten better and I was told not to worry but just to be tabs on it. He just tries to talk so fast and get it out all at once, he would just stumble over a word.

    Do not worry too much (easier said than done, I know) but do go and have your son checked out just for sanity sake.

    Good Luck,
    Lynda
  3. by   Heather A.
    Thank you, thank you, thank you everyone for your wonderful replies. I feel better about the situation.
    I think I will call his ped. tomorrow, just to have him evaluated.
    I am just believing this is something he will outgrow. It is just so painful to watch him struggle, especially when previous to this, he was so vocal. But I will try to calm down; I don't want to make him "notice it" or feel self concious.
    I just worry because I love him so and I guess that's what us mothers do!
    I'll let everybody know what the ped. says.

    Heather
  4. by   deespoohbear
    Sometimes children can start stuttering if they are stressed for some particular reason. Any major life changes recently, such as a move, death of a grandparent or such. My middle child stuttered before we adopted him. His foster parents said it was really hard to understand him at first (he was 3 when they got him and his brothers), but after a year in a stable home his stuttering was almost gone....now he is 13 and never shuts up!! Occasionally, if he is in a hurry or very emotional he will stutter just a little. Just my .02....Good luck and keep us updated....
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    do NOT interrupt him when he is expressing himself, no matter HOW tempting it is! this will aggravate it only and won't help. let him work it thru, til you can get help w/this. chances are, he will outgrow it soon enough, the way my nephew did.
  6. by   deespoohbear
    Originally posted by SmilingBluEyes
    do NOT interrupt him when he is expressing himself, no matter HOW tempting it is! this will aggravate it only and won't help. let him work it thru, til you can get help w/this.
    Great advice, Deb!! Our minister of our church stutters and sometimes it is hard not to finish his sentences for him....some of the younger children don't understand this and during the children's sermons it can get real interesting...one little boy who is just 4 years old is famous for finishing the pastor's sentences for him...our pastor is pretty understanding since the little tyke doesn't really grasp what he is doing....
  7. by   mother/babyRN
    Do you have a new baby?
  8. by   mother/babyRN
    Probably thinking quicker than he can express himself. I bet he will catch up...If there is a child younger than him, could just be an attention seeking behavior. He sounds pretty smart and vocal...Sounds more likely to me as though his thoughts are coming quicker than his ability to express himself. My 3 year old has grown out of that, but it took awhile. And no, I didn't feel the urge to drag him to a speech therapist, because it wasn't bothering him in any way....
  9. by   renerian
    I have 5 kids and none of them did that. I have no peds experience though. I would see the doc and get an SLP consult.

    renerian
  10. by   renerian
    I thought I would add my one son had trouble with enunciation and the SLP helped him early on (around4), it was worth the money.

    renerian
  11. by   Love4Me
    My first son had the same problem. He bagan speaking very early and by the time he was 3 he was stuttering. I could tell that he had a mouthful he wanted to say, but his mind was going so much faster than his tongue could handle. He would get frustrated and repeatedly try to get his thoughts out until he forgot what he was trying to say. This stuttering slowed down and stopped all together by the time he was 5.

    I used to tell him to slow down when he was excited and trying to tell me something. This seemed to help.
  12. by   pepsihla
    Don't be worried, my son at that age did the same thing, he grew out of it. But, I would at least bring him in to your PCP and still have him assessed.
  13. by   nimbex
    Good advise from all, my son too required constant reminders "slow down, think of what you want to tell me in your head... try again" This worked great..... not a complete cure... in first grade... teacher recommended speach therapy... we missed his poor pronouciations... just used to them I guess, but the school provided the therapy, he LOVED the therapist, was released from it in 5th grade and speaks fine...

    Our only MD involvement was to get his hearing tested, he was a premie, but is brilliant. Try verbal cues like the above in a very patient tone... maintain eye contact and give him your full attention as he tries to form his sentence.... if this doesn't work, then see a doc as suggested. THis age is know for it's impatient behavior, he may be simply speaking before he is done thinking the thought!

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