Today when I picked Caroline up from school her teacher asked me if Caroline stuttered at home. I told her that she does and that it mostly happens when she is excited, in a large group of kids or when she is in a hurry. Her teacher nodded in agreement and said that is when she normally does it at school. Then her teacher said "if you need any help with that, just let me know". I said, "okay, thanks and have a great weekend".
I got to the van and the "Bad Mommy" dialogue started to play in my head. You know what I am talking about, the "maybe I need to have her evaluated by a speech therapist", "why have I not done anything about this before", "oh my gosh, it must be really bad if her teacher said if I needed help with that", "what kind of mother am I", "you need to pay more attention to Caroline and her needs", "you need to get it together", "this is your job!!", etc.
Next week when Ms. Patti comes for Will's speech therapy, I am going to ask her if she thinks I need to have Caroline evaluated. She has been around Caroline when she has done the stuttering, I have even asked her about it before. At that time, she just thought it was a phase that Caroline was going through. Kind of one of those things where her brain was working faster than her mouth (if that is even possible :-).
Has anyone else's kids stuttered at this age (4-5 years old)? Did they grow out of it? Did they require therapy?