I am worried.
Osh Osh has been stammering for the past few months and it doesn't seem to be going away. He's just turned 3 in July.
He has trouble getting the first word out, for example, when he wants to say "You want to eat chicken?", he'll repeat the word "You" several times and looks like he has difficulty getting it out but when he gets the word "You" out, the rest of his sentence is fine.
He stutters not only when he's excited but even when he is calm.
We have taken him to see his doctor in July for his annual check-up and brought up this issue of stammer. He said we're not to reprimand him or correct him but just to be patient and encourage him to sing more songs.
I must admit that I do correct him and slow him down to say the first words of his sentences correctly. For example, when he stutters with "La... La... La... Later", I'll just look at him and say "Later". I read articles which I've researched online that doing this as in correcting him, will lower his self esteem and make him more aware of his stutter. Sigh. Part of me finds it very difficult to just let him be.
Any advice or words of comfort for this very worried Mummy?