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Talkative Toddler

Posted by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 8:10 PM
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My almost 3 year old son never stops talking! It is driving me insane! I was looking for some advice on how to get him to slow it down. This boy just jammers on and on. When I try to ask him to take a breath or to let me say something, he tells me he wants to talk to me. I do not know how to get him just to be quiet for a few moments. All day he talks! Any advice?

by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 8:10 PM
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CoeyG
by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 8:34 PM
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Let him talk.  Eventually he will stop.  Just smile and nod

Bmat
by Barb on Dec. 18, 2012 at 8:39 PM
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Enjoy it while you have it.  In all too short a time he'll become a moody teen, or be grown up and move out, and you'll remember these days fondly. :)

caro100
by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 8:40 PM
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LOL.  We wait impatiently for them to say their first word and spend the rest of our lives trying to get them to be quiet.  Start playing the quiet game, Make it a competition to see who doesn't talk first.  KLet him win the first few times so he is rewarded for being quiet..  Besides, as a Mother you should start developing your TUNE THEM OUT ears.  I mean as long as its happy sounds and not angry or distressed sounds, you should be able to be aware, but not aware.  Believe me after 2 boys who started talking in sentences before their 2 nd birthdays, its not that hard.

TexanMomOf6
by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 8:43 PM

You might want to listen while looking at him. He might have something interesting to say. I had a chatterbox and I found out all kinds of things he thought about. He may or may not grow out of it.

 I would say a quiet time might a good idea. Maybe for a few minutes after meals or some other time. Try setting a timer for just 5 minutes to start, increasing a little when he can last the whole time without talking. Make it a game. 

Be glad he lets you into his world. I had one that wouldn't talk most of the time. It wasn't because he couldn't, he just didn't want to.

DeeDee323
by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 8:45 PM
Sounds just like my son lol. He never shuts up. 3 years old. I've trked the quiet game but he collapses in giggles in two seconds. I cherish the quiet once he's in bed!
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Bmat
by Barb on Dec. 18, 2012 at 8:54 PM

My son was a talker, and I pretty much just let him talk, then one day I realized he was telling me that he wanted to play a violin- we were listening to music.  So I arranged for him to have lessons.  I'm glad that I did tune him in. He decided that the violin didn't interest him after all but stuck with it for a year.

raegan1221
by Bronze Member on Dec. 19, 2012 at 10:18 AM

Let him talk, but make sure that you consistently get through to him not to interrupt and to use manners. My son was like that, and he still is to a point. He is 7 years old, and I have to tell him to stop talking for five minutes lol..just every once in awhile. I also input in him about how not to interrupt, etc. The kid will literally talk himself to sleep.

Meloney413
by on Dec. 19, 2012 at 10:21 AM

I play the Whoevers the quietiest wins Game.. lasts about 5 mins lol * .

LindaClement
by on Dec. 19, 2012 at 11:14 AM
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Stop expecting toddlers to act like adults...

It's normal for little kids to think out loud. Take a breath and do something else with your mind. He'll outgrow this and learn to think in his head, but it's a while away yet.

melissaaytes
by Member on Dec. 19, 2012 at 11:23 AM

Haha my 3 yo dd does the same thing!!  She even talks in her sleep lol! She does say some funny things though!!

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