My 2 and a half year old son keeps on talking..Is this ok?

@smilyn (2964)
United States
July 16, 2008 6:13pm CST
I have a preschooler son who is very hyperactive. He was very earlier in all his milestones - standing,walking,talking ..everything..Now he is 2 and a half years old.I'm really surprised by his communication..He keeps on saying things. He talks..talks..and talks.Sometimes he keeps on repeating the words till I say it back or respond him.Though I'm happy about it, I'm afraid if he will become a talkative in later stage.My friends say that it is always good for kids at this stage to talk more as it increases their vocabulary..But still I'm disturbed by his talking..Is this ok for a kid at this stage to talk more? But he keeps on repeating the words till he gets my attention..Will it not become an annoying issue in a later day?
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@ktroth (378)
• United States
16 Jul 08
It's wonderful that your son is so bright! My daughter was the same way--early in all her milestones. Walking and talking at 10 months. Now she is six and hasn't stopped talking! She loves to talk and communicates very well and clearly--always has. I've heard that the earlier and more they talk, the less chance of speech problems. Neither of my kids every had speech problems and most of my friends with babies that didn't talk early on had speech problems. So you can be thankful that he probably won't have that problem. It is normal for him to repeat things until you respond....but you also should teach him patience by saying 'yes, I heard you. Good job' or something like that. Will it become annoying? Quite possibly. There are days where I really wish my daughter would just stop talking and times when I have to ask her to give her voice a rest for five minutes. But I thank God she's healthy and able to communicate.
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@smilyn (2964)
• United States
17 Jul 08
He questions me a lot.And I enjoy answering him. BUt the problem is when he says me something like "the flower is beautiful", if I tell him "yes", he will not be satisfied. He would want me to tell "yes, the flower is beautiful"..I have tried a lot by saying "okma", or "yes, you are right"..But he would never stop saying the sentence till I would be saying them too..Hope you too are having a great time communicating with your daughter.
@rsa101 (13343)
• Philippines
16 Jul 08
Well I think if kept unattended then it may become a habit and a nuisance. But, I can see he is growing above normal. There may be a need for him to really explore more as his pace is a little bit faster than the normal kids of his own age. If you have time it might be better to have him consult to a child specialist that could evaluate him as either gifted or special. He might be needing additional attention if either case is diagnosed from him. Special stimulation to be able to cope up with his development.
@smilyn (2964)
• United States
17 Jul 08
I'm sure he is not a gifted or special child. He is a normal child only.May be he is more interactive..
• United States
16 Jul 08
it's very good - and when you reply to him - NOT REPEAT what he says - he will learn the difference between talking and communicating... play lots of word games with him - where one of you is required to respond with more than one word - and try to keep it going he may seem like he's just constantly talking now - but maybe he's practicing for mylot if he is just repeating things a lot - see if you can figure out why good luck with the orator!
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@smilyn (2964)
• United States
17 Jul 08
When he asks me something, I reply bim. BUt when he says something to me, he repeats again till I say them too..The problem is not with a word alone.It is with sentences too. If I act like not listening him, he will stop it after some repetitions..But till then, it will be annoying.