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First ever "Why?"

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signandsmile Mon 25-Jul-11 18:41:28

grin grin, been doing lots of work on emotions, recognising facial expressions, talking about X is feeling happy, X is feeling happy because Y happened. (Cos asking any question with a 'why'? always just gets the answer 'yes'. ) Today ds wanted to do something and I said no and he said but I want to! and I said no you can't and he said "why?"

grin grin grin Huge step! one happy mummy!

justaboutWILLfinishherthesis Mon 25-Jul-11 18:44:14

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purplepidjin Mon 25-Jul-11 18:45:48

Yay for MiniSmile grin

coff33pot Mon 25-Jul-11 18:46:18

grin grin welcome to the "why world!"

well done mum!

graciousenid Mon 25-Jul-11 19:08:18


that is a very very special moment, fabulous!

mariamagdalena Mon 25-Jul-11 19:21:30


Now all you need is a noce quick multichannel sign for 'because I said so' and you're home & dry wink

NotJustKangaskhan Mon 25-Jul-11 19:42:36

Congrats for you and your DS smile

oodlesofdoodles Mon 25-Jul-11 19:49:12

brilliant! How old is he? How I long for the day ds asks that question.

mumgoingcrazy Mon 25-Jul-11 19:51:37


I'd also like to know how old he is??? I'm still waiting for DD2 to ask a question and she's 4.1yr. How do you do it??

EllenJaneisnotmyname Mon 25-Jul-11 19:55:34

Whoo hoo! Now, how do you get him to stop! wink

bdaonion Mon 25-Jul-11 22:10:53

That's a huge achievement! Well done Little Sign!

5inthebed Mon 25-Jul-11 22:23:35


nadia77 Mon 25-Jul-11 23:15:57

well done smile

chuckeyegg Tue 26-Jul-11 07:41:52

Great smile

queenoffairies Tue 26-Jul-11 07:43:32

That's fabsmile

signandsmile Tue 26-Jul-11 09:07:53

thanks guys, oodles and going crazy he will be 5 in Nov. I think it's partly me having a running monolog (sp) about what is happening. grin We have been practicing recognising pictures of expressions, then discussing everyone around us. 'yes that little girl is sad' (sad was the only face he could read for ages). did lots of sign posting of our emotions and his, 'yes ds is sad, you are sad because you can't have another chocolate. Daddy is cross because you fiddled with the computer... etc etc. I am only guessing but it may also be that you use the same sign for why and because, so that may have helped to make the link possibly???

I think perhaps he is also starting to make more connections we also had a first example of an un prompted sorry yesterday, (ate some raspberries off the table at a friends house. I said if someone ate your raspberries you would feel.....? and he said 'sad' and then un prompted said sorry!)

Hope that helps explain... smile

mum0ftw0 Tue 26-Jul-11 09:22:09

That's incredible.
My boy will be 5 next feb and him saying 'why' is uncomprehendable at the moment.

One day we'll make the same break through =)

drivemecrazy63 Tue 26-Jul-11 10:27:15

thats a lovely post smile haha me thinks this time next year you will be like all mums moaning about the "why" isnt it wonderful such a simple thing but so overwhelmingly important and normal .
makes me feel hope for all of us and the sorry was harder than any other concept for my ds hes 11 and just started saying it voluntarily without prompts , things other parents of NT dcs find usual ordinary and just part of growing up and changing to us mean the world... you know maybe they are the unlucky parents and we are the lucky ones because we notice everything and take nothing for granted, our dcs are ALL special lets celebrate (((hugs)))

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