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"People joked that it took me 5 minutes to get to the next letter": A reader shares how he beat his stutter
Stuttering can be an all-consuming speech impediment and a Parent24 reader told us about a simple yet effective method that spelt the end of their stutter.
"If you had to ask stutterers they will tell you they only stutter words which being with certain letters." (iStock)
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In a recent episode of his popular talk show, Steve Harvey was asked how he had worked through a debilitating stutter. We recently published the host's answer, with the reaction he received, as well as a few tips from the stuttering community. 

A Parent24 reader related and sent a letter explaining an unorthodox method that could prove useful. 


What personal method did you come up with to overcome a stutter? Tell us your tips by emailing to chatback@parent24.com and we could publish your letter. Do let us know if you'd like to stay anonymous. 

"I used to stutter as a child and people joked that it took me 5 minutes to get to the next letter.

"The speech therapy that I took for many years did not help either.

"If you had to ask stutterers they will tell you they only stutter words which being with certain letters.

"Mine were 'B' and 'D' – my name starting with a 'B' and street address starting with a 'D.'

"So at the age of 14, I decided to add an 'I' to the words that start with a B or a D.  

"The ‘I’ I would say softly to myself and found that once I got used to it, my stuttering was gone.

"Only about a year later it dawned on me that I wasn't using the ‘I’ anymore."

 – BG

What personal method did you come up with to overcome a stutter? Tell us your tip by emailing to chatback@parent24.com and we could publish your letter. Do let us know if you'd like to stay anonymous. 

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