Avoidance and struggle are both typical experiences for people who stutter. Leaning in and embracing stuttering can often have surprising and far-reaching effects on their lives.
Assertiveness is the point of balance on the spectrum of effective communication, where on one end there is passivity and on the other there is aggressiveness. Assertiveness is respecting oneself as well as others by letting the thoughts, feelings and beliefs of both parties be heard. Learn more about how to become an assertive communicator.