Well, we have continued with the choice to ignore the stutter, and it is definitely improving. Still there, for sure, but not as bad as it was. That is a relief.
I still went through days of torturing myself trying to figure out what had brought this on overnight. I decided to have a serious talk with him. I said, “Z, you know that you can tell me ANYTHING. If something has been upsetting you, or there is something you are thinking or worrying about, we can always always talk about it.”. He sat quietly and seemed to be thinking very seriously. Then he looked up at me and said, “What’s in soap?” WHAT???? So, I guess if that is what has been weighing heavy on his mind, then he is doing okay.