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Does your 6 - 7 year old Dd speaks with a silly voice sometimes?

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DrOwh Sat 22-Mar-14 16:13:00

My dd will be 7 next month and I have noticed she puts on silly voice sometimes when speaking to other adults or even me.
She did to her teacher at parent's conference.
Why?
She isn't generally shy.

PirateJones Sat 22-Mar-14 16:19:54

All the time, high pitched squeaking, them low pitched mumbling. it's like having popeye the sailorman running aorund.

frownyface Sat 22-Mar-14 16:24:32

aaargh my ds does this drives me up the bloody wall! he picked it up off a friend of his.

Everytime he uses it I say pardon until he talks with a normal voice, seems to be working.

pookamoo Sat 22-Mar-14 16:26:02

DD's 5 and does this. It's really annoying.

DrOwh Sat 22-Mar-14 16:26:49

Dd does the low pitch slow mumbling and it sounds so silly.
I know I shouldn't think like that but I wonder what people who don't know her well or has zero experience with kids think.
Do boys do it too?

AmericasTorturedBrow Sat 22-Mar-14 16:27:28

DS 5 does this and it's fucking irritating! He also goes into baby language which I refuse to respond to

DrOwh Sat 22-Mar-14 16:28:33

oh boys do it too then.

Shesaysso Sat 22-Mar-14 16:29:58

Yep Dd 6 1/2 talks in a stupid baby voice so 'Please can I have a drink?' Is 'me want drink.' We now just ignore her until she says it properly.

BertieBotts Sat 22-Mar-14 16:30:59

Yes boys do it too.

MaeMobley Sat 22-Mar-14 16:32:00

DS still does this & he is nearly 10.

mymiraclebubba Sat 22-Mar-14 23:40:30

My stepson does this at nearly 11! I think it's a coping tactic when he feels intimidated by a situation like

ViviDeBeauvoir Sat 22-Mar-14 23:49:48

DD (5) does this.

I used to speak in a fake American accent at about that age

treaclesoda Sat 22-Mar-14 23:54:16

Yes, my 7 year old dd does it sometimes, and the mispronouncing words/baby talk thing too. I think it's normal, but it can be very frustrating.

survivingthechildren Sun 23-Mar-14 12:26:22

Yep. DD is almost 6 and puts on a baby voice at times. Instead of, "Mummy please read me a book", she'll say "Mama you read me book".

I instantly feel crazy. It is infuriating, but the trick is not to give it any attention. I'll ask once for her to talk in a normal voice, and explain that I will not respond to her when she talks like that. If she continues, it's ignore, ignore, ignore. She's quick to cotton on!

NigellasDealer Sun 23-Mar-14 12:31:48

yeh mine do that sometimes they know it drives me crazy eg 'thowwy mummy' grrrrr.....

Germgirl Sun 23-Mar-14 12:36:27

Yep. My 7 year old DSD does the weird American accent (I blame the Disney Channel smile)
She also does baby talk which is hugely infuriating. I don't respond to that.
In my (very limited) experience I think all kids do weird voices don't they?

Judyandherdreamofhorses Mon 24-Mar-14 06:59:44

Oh yeah, they all do it! The joys of trying to teach year 2's!

My four year old DD does it all the time. I can't remember what her proper voice sounds like!

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