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He narrates!

every single step of everything he does... its gets on my nerves like i told him "Take your socks off " he says ok... then says "okay taking socks off now.."

"going to bathroom now.."
"eating food now"
"watching television now"
"doing homework now"

"getting water out of fridge, drinking water"

he's five.. and my step son.. i really don't recall my 6 year old doing that.. anyone elses kid do this?

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Asked by mampanda0422 at 5:02 PM on Dec. 27, 2012 in General Parenting

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  • It maybe the way his mother has him do things or he may be trying to get under your skin for telling him basic things like put your socks in the hamper lol. Each kid is different.

    Answer by Dardenella at 5:05 PM on Dec. 27, 2012

  • he doesn't have a mom. i am the only mom he knows.. i've been in his life for 3 years now.. and this started recently!

    Comment by mampanda0422 (original poster) at 5:07 PM on Dec. 27, 2012

  • Probably from something he saw on TV. No big deal.

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 5:49 PM on Dec. 27, 2012

  • That's actually cute

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 5:53 PM on Dec. 27, 2012

  • HAHA!
    The Middle- Brick does that

    Answer by feralxat at 6:25 PM on Dec. 27, 2012

  • My sons narrate their play. It is great to listen in on, as we learn about their vocabularies & also enjoy their expressiveness.

    What you describe sounds like reporting.

    If he is not seeming irritable, like really annoyed and sarcastic (unlikely with this kind of situation at age 5, I would think), then I would assume that he is reporting his activity. It's a way of engaging you. He may want, or appreciate, feedback (acknowledgment.)

    My sons looked for me to reflect their communications (they were younger, though) when they would narrate their play in that basic way. They would push cars back & forth from one room to another, narrating their entrances & exits with a description of what they were doing & where they were "driving." And they would get frustrated if I did not verbally reflect back, simply acknowledging what I'd heard. (Generally, how they were coming home, then getting in their cars and "going to work." Etc.)

    Answer by girlwithC at 1:51 AM on Dec. 29, 2012

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