A Message to Professionals Connected With Children Who Stutter

Thank you to everyone who has responded so positively to my blog posts. My message is primarily directed to parents – but as a parent, it gives me so much hope to know that these ideas are also resonating with professionals who are treating children who stutter....

Put Away The Blow Torch

When Eli was 12, I asked him if he remembered being told by his therapists that “it was okay to stutter.” He said no, he was never told that. I know for a fact he had been told this — several times by several therapists. All he remembers is that he...

Easy Listening (and I’m not talking about the music)…

It’s hard to be a good listener but is it possible to be too good of a listener? What’s the difference between a bad listener, a good listener, and too good of a listener? In order to keep kids talking, we need to be the right kind of listener – and it’s not as easy...

Voice Unearthed – Keep The Spark Lit

In my last post about our reaction to “The King’s Speech,” I refer to Raisa Gorbachev’s quote “childhood is but a spark…..”  I love that quote.  Kids should sparkle.  Sparks burn out and new ones ignite, over and over again – at least that’s how it is for my three...