One of the most frustrating things about having a child with a stutter is the reaction from adults. Here’s something my wife and I have heard repeated so often: But she’s so smart.

Friends, having a stutter impacts your speech. It has no bearing on your intelligence or life potential.

One of my children has a stutter. She has taught me a lot about persistence and courage. Don’t be surprised that she is an A-honor roll student or was a part of the Texas All-State choir (with the possibility of doing it again).

Don’t be surprised that people who stutter are great athletes or fabulous chefs.

And don’t finish their sentences!


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