Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

1 Bump

Is it normal for a 6 yr old to talk to themselves

my son is always talking to himself and talking back like he is having his own 2 way convo


Asked by Anonymous at 3:26 PM on Jun. 13, 2011 in General Parenting

This question is closed.
Answers (10)
  • Ok for those of you that still talk to yourselves, that hilarious!!!Cause i was kinda hoping i wasnt the only one!:)
    I think its totally normal and would not stress at all about it!!

    Answer by hiselbobbie1 at 4:25 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • Only child...yeah, totally.

    I'm 29 and i still do it.

    Answer by UpSheRises at 3:38 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • Yeah, sounds fine. I wasn't an only child, but I talked to myself all the time. It's probably is more common for kids that are naturally introverted or shy - it's a way to practice having conversations so you feel more confortable when having to talk to someone else. I still do it if I'm not careful. :)

    Answer by Sebbiemama at 3:51 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • I think it's normal. Is it ALL the time? Does he do it at school? Is he an only child?

    Answer by Evie3 at 3:28 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • he kind of is the only kid his siblings do not live in the house. and he doesn't do it at school

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 3:36 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • Yes it's normal. My 6 year old does it all the time when she's home, she doesn't do it at school and she's not even an only child - she has a 5 year old sister, 3 year old twin brothers, and a 10 day old brother. Since her youngest brother was born she mostly just talks to him but she's still really just talking to herself. I think it's normal at any age depending on the severity and content - my dad is 46 and he talks to himself constantly and always has. I remember when I was little I use to sit in the window while he worked on the house or yard and he'd have whole conversation with himself.

    Answer by anon1986East at 3:59 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • Ive heard this is a sign of genious

    Answer by Ms.Gwen at 7:10 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • its normal

    Answer by rinamomof2 at 8:44 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • I used to all the time.. I was the only child til 8 and a half and even then.. I would play outside by myself and talk to myself lol it sounds funny now saying it.. but yea totally normal.. I did it for a long time.. hey I still do it lol
    and I turned out ok :) lol

    Answer by Emmajosmommy at 10:22 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • talking to yourself is a sign of being a genious well he pretty dang smart he was the first to read in kindergarten and math...he acts like it's no big maybe?

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 10:31 PM on Jun. 13, 2011