Ds does this when he is uncomforable or doesn't understand ..
Repeating what was said in films etc is one of our constant battles .. I think he does this to process what has been said.. Because he will literally repeat the movie one sentence behind what was said..
Thanks - I think you are both probably right - she either doesn't understand or cannot express the correct answer so just says "yes mummy". Where as thinking about it - before she would of just not answered the question at all.
Thanks Arsenic yes I guess it is going forward. I just felt self conscious in the shop as we were in a queue and it looked a bit obvious to others from DD's response that she has problems so it seemed to me that it wasn't progress but maybe it is ME who has the problem and I just need to get over myself!
DS2 does this - repeats a standard answer - and it makes me wonder just how much he understands of the conversation and how much he just happens to answer a standard response and I THINK he understands. If that makes sense.