She won't stop talking!

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My daughter is just about to turn 4 and for the past two years has gotten progressively worse. She does not have the ability to stop talking. It causes her to run into things, trip over her own two feet, and it takes her 45 minutes to complete a meal because she simply can't do both at the same time. She talks over people just so that she's heard above everyone and she can't stand it when her father comes home and wants to tell me about his day eventhough he spends his first 5 minutes at home one on one with her and her little brother. Anyone else have this problem? And if so, what do you do about it? I've tried reasoning with her, yelling, punishing, and even flat out ignoring her. Nothing works.

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Quoting Jane:

Hi My daughter has also just turned 4 and talks non stop, constantly trips over, shouts all the time and also seems to take forever as she talks through mealtimes. My son has diagnosed ADHD but is completely different. We have wondered about our daughter for a while now but keep being told not to compare the two of them but, like missi we have tried various things but nothing seems to work! Perhaps i need to speak to my sons specialist about my daughters symptoms. I know that girls ADHD can sometimes go unrecognised but is this because they show different things to the boys?



I would talk to them about her, my daughter isn't the angry, out of control type that usually associates itself with boys.  She can't be quiet, figits constantly, and has so much trouble paying attention that she can't even look you in the eyes when you are talking directly to her.

Jane - posted on 08/20/2009

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Hi My daughter has also just turned 4 and talks non stop, constantly trips over, shouts all the time and also seems to take forever as she talks through mealtimes. My son has diagnosed ADHD but is completely different. We have wondered about our daughter for a while now but keep being told not to compare the two of them but, like missi we have tried various things but nothing seems to work! Perhaps i need to speak to my sons specialist about my daughters symptoms. I know that girls ADHD can sometimes go unrecognised but is this because they show different things to the boys?

Jammie - posted on 08/19/2009

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I have this same problem. After she started on meds the talking calmed down, but has not stopped. I usually try and give her something to keep her busy until I can listen to just her and when in the car I offer her a treat for not talking so much. I hope this helps.

Kristy - posted on 08/19/2009

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this is somwhat typical of adhd. try some thing concrete. like a koosh ball or some thing that she needs to hold for her turn to talk n pass it around. maybe try a timer or somthing.

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