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5 year old doesn't stop talking

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longestlurkerever Sun 04-Sep-16 09:57:26

I know they all chatter but I am starting to wonder if my dd1's constant yapping is normal. She just can't keep quiet for a moment - even if I am begging her to keep quiet just long enough for me to look at a map or something. Dh and I have to talk really quickly as every time we try and get a word in she interrupts us and just talks over us. Sometimes she's saying the same thing about 3 times in different ways. We have tried rewards for not interrupting and getting harsh with her but nothing seems to work. It's getting me down a bit as we seem to be constantly cross at her. She's been worse than ever this week while we've been on holiday with no friends around and I'm wondering if it's something I need to seek help about.

I've posted before about a couple of behaviour issues and people mentioned ASD but I honestly don't feel it's a fit for her as she is so sociable and isn't overwhelmed by stimulus /change of routine. ADHD seems a better fit but when I mentioned it to a paedeatrician we were seeing about something else he didn't dismiss us (she was clambering all over his desk after all) but said people would be reluctant to diagnose so young (she was 4 then).

Msqueen33 Sun 04-Sep-16 10:04:48

My dd is seven and talks non stop! She's relentless. Look at this and look at that. She's the eldest and younger two both have autism so aren't chatty so she's quite hard work. Middle dd has autism and ADHD so I did consider my eldest might have ADHD as she can't help but talk. But dh is very very chatty as is his mother. What do school say? If it is ADHD or even autism she sounds high functioning and diagnosis would be later but it could just be she's a little immature and is chatty.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sun 04-Sep-16 10:06:56

Give it a few years and it'll be all you can do to get a grunt out of her once she's a teen-agergrin

sonlypuppyfat Sun 04-Sep-16 10:07:14

Get used to it! DS is 17 and I need to know his every thought, sometimes I think I'd love a moody teenager who doesn't talk to me

WatchingFromTheWings Sun 04-Sep-16 10:11:07

My 5yo DS is exactly the same!! Driven us nuts over the holidays! Up around 6, bed around 9, non stop taking in the middle. Thank god school starts back tomorrow!! confused

TroysMammy Sun 04-Sep-16 10:12:31

I'm 48 and I'm slowly talking less. I said my first word at 11 months old and it just snowballed grin, including talking in my sleep. My 6 year old niece talks non stop and she is always compared to her proud Auntie.

longestlurkerever Sun 04-Sep-16 20:19:32

Thanks. It is so hard to know what is norfmal and what is not. School find her challenging and rewarding in equal measure, as do I, though they have mostly focused on her not following instructions rather than the constant talking. Nursery mentioned that waiting for a cue to speak was something they were working on over a year ago but she is going into year one now and is worse if hung.

longestlurkerever Sun 04-Sep-16 20:20:27

If anything, that was meant to say., though tiredness and hunger also make her more hyper.

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