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I find it difficult to read out loud

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hi alex! so basically i don’t really know what’s wrong with me, but ever since i was a child it has always been hard for me to read things a loud, like i can talk properly but i sometimes just start stuttering and when i stutter my minf panics and i forget what im saying and i forget how to read— like literally,, anyways today my parents were making me read something out loud and i started stuttering and they gave out to me so much after and they don’t understand anytime i tell them that i stutter when talking 🙁 they think im making it up!


Hi there!
It’s really brave of you to open up about your experiences. It sounds like you’ve been dealing with challenges related to speaking and reading out loud since you were a child. Remember that you’re not alone in this, and it’s okay to seek help. Your determination to communicate despite the difficulties shows a lot about your strength.
There are support services available to help you with your situation. You might consider reaching out to speech therapists who specialise in this area. They can provide strategies and exercises to help you manage stuttering and improve your confidence when speaking. Additionally, joining a local  support group for people who stutter can offer you a sense of community and understanding.
Another avenue of support is psychotherapy, where you can work with a professional to address any anxiety or panic you might experience during these situations. Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) can be particularly helpful in managing the mental aspects of your challenges.
Remember, your parents may not fully understand your experience, but that doesn’t mean you’re making it up. They might need more information to help and support what you’re going through. It could be helpful to share resources about stuttering and its impact on communication with them. Education can often lead to better understanding and support from loved ones.
Lastly, you can always contact Childline, a helpline for young people, to talk about your feelings and concerns. We offer a safe and confidential space to discuss your struggles, and we can explore some options on how to approach these challenges in your life. The Childline team are available 24 hours a day, every day on our phone line 1800 66 66 66 and through our Live Chat on our website (just click on the Orange Tab on the righthand side of the screen.
Keep in mind that seeking help is a sign of strength, and there are people and resources out there who genuinely want to support you on your journey.
Look after yourself, get in touch with us again soon,

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