I have got a DS who has just turned 6 and a DD who is nearly 3.
DD will say I love you/I love you too all day long, but we cannot get our son to say it back to us. He has always been like this and I was just wondering if anyone else has a child that won't say I love you too?
We have asked him of he loves us and he says yes and explained to him that it makes us sad that he doesn't say it back etc bit he still won't say it, he just mumbles and gets all silly upset if you try to force him. Occasionally he will come out with it randomly about once a month maybe but that's a maximum!
The only one of my three dc that regularly says "I love you" is my ds. Dd1 would find that sort of thing very hard to say-she doesn't like verbalising her emotions. Doesn't mean that they love me any more or less-simply that they express it in different ways.