Talking all Day

Taren - posted on 02/15/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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This is quite funny, My daughter had delayed speech and has rec'd speech therapy since 20 months. Now she is 4 1/2 and talks non-stop all day long. Her words are clear and precise, and she speaks better then ever, but she won't be quite. She also is extremely bright and an only child. I love the fact that she speaks so well, but sometimes she talks to me so much my ears hurt. I read to her, play board games, go to playgroup and do as much as I can. We even have movie night, but she will talk through the whole movie non-stop. It is a mixed blessing and I'm so proud of her, but I get a headache and my ears ache sometimes. Does any other parent out there have the same situation and is this a 4 through 5 year old stage? Any decent & helpful suggestions, would be appreciated based on your personal experience.

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Angela - posted on 04/10/2009

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My sons also 4 1/2, hes been in speech for about 2 years. The last year he's really gotten the hang of it and is picking up lots of things, and the more he knows the more he talks...lol



One thing I did to have some "quite time" especially in the car, I went out and got him a little MP3 player and filled it with as many childrens songs as I could find, he loves it and listens to it all the time....just make sure its one that doesn't have words on it, or they'll ask you what it says...lol

Susan - posted on 04/10/2009

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my 8yrold daughter hasn't stopped talking since she learned how!! but the weird thing is i have another daughter thats 12 months younger and is quiet as a mouse. shes in speech therapy and has been for three years now. i always joked and said that my older one always did the talking for both of them that the younger one never really learned how to talk correctly. i jokingly told this to her doctor and he sais that i was probably right!!

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My almost 7 y/o son is like this. I thought it was just him!! He had 2 years of speech therapy (from 4-6) and now says everything so well and won't stop talking. I think he;s making up for all the years of not being understood!!

Jessica - posted on 04/09/2009

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HAHAHAHA! Your post made my day! My 8 year old is also a talker, and always has been... Sometimes it's just exhausting!

Lisa - posted on 04/08/2009

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My son is still like this and he's 12! I had to ask him to please not keep talking to me in the car because I can't listen to him and pay attention to the traffic. Before that I found myself tuning out *blushes* He does it with other people too, will talk anyone's ear off about any subject! And he starts a conversation halfway through - as in he will start talking about something then will continue that conversation an hour or more later.

Traci - posted on 04/07/2009

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i have exactly the same thing with my daughter who is 4 yrs old......she never shuts up from the second of waking to the second of sleeping....she sings herself to sleep :(



i love it cos i can tune out of it, but that took alot of time to master, which my hubby hasnt learnt yet, but im hoping its a phase cos u can never hear nothing because of her...bless her.....we shudnt complain really,lol!

Pam - posted on 02/17/2009

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Taren, I almost laughed out loud reading your question.  I've had three girls go through this.  My youngest is 7 and now annoys the older two with the incessant talking.  I can only remind them that they were the same way.



 



The hardest time for me was riding in the car.  OMW, I couldn't listen to the radio or have any mental peace for having to answer them.  I finally learned to say, "Mommy's ears are tired.  I want to hear what you have to say later, but right now I'm going to be quiet."  Then no matter how many times she called my name I wouldn't answer.  Sometimes I would give a gentle reminder, "Mommy is being quiet right now.  We'll talk when we get home."  They learned pretty quickly that when mommy was done, she was done!  :)



Do what you can to keep communication open most times.  I've heard that if you want your child to talk to you about important stuff, then you have to listen through the little things.  Soon she will be a teenager and you will, once again, wish she would talk a little more.

Katherine - posted on 02/17/2009

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This to shall pass.  All of my three went through this stage.  My best advice is to learn to tune it out when it gets too much.

Angie - posted on 02/16/2009

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Hi Taren.  I understand exactly where you are coming from.  My 3 (almost 4) year old son is the same way.  And LOL about the ears hurting thing, because it happens to me sometimes too.  Our older son, who is 7, has instituted "The Quiet Game" with him at times.  That's where you see who can be quiet the longest.  I don't really have any suggestions, just wanted you to know you're not alone.

Taryn - posted on 02/15/2009

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My two year old is like that. I have four kids two boys ages 7 and 4 and two girls 2 and 5 months. May be it is a girl thing and as soon as your daughter was able to express things and be understood may be she had a lot to say. When I start to get annoyed by the constant talking I think to myself they are only this little just once, and actually she's pretty cute and what she comes up with can be pretty funny. But thats it, thats my guess.

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