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Q&A: Stuttering steps; the five-second rule

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Q: My son is 5 1/2, and he's started stuttering. My husband also stuttered as a child, but as an adult he speaks quite well. I know kids can grow out of it, but is this something we should be concerned about right now? - Betty S., Kansas City, Mo. A: Don't be too alarmed; stuttering affects 5 percent of kids between the ages of 2 and 6. And while you can't know for sure that your child...