Not a real one, of course - but the little guy I babysit. He was 3 in January. It's making dd and I bonkers ! I don't think there's much we can do, however I thought I would appeal for whatever advice I could. He repeats EVERYTHING! All.the.time. And if you don't acknowledge him by saying it back to him, he just repeats it again. Over. And over. And over. And over.
For instance: "Z, time for lunch." "Time for lunch?" I stay quiet. "Time for lunch?" I stay quiet. "Time for lunch?" And repeat.
And then sometimes he does it anyway.
Example: "Z, time for lunch." Time for lunch?" "Yes, time for lunch." "Time for lunch?" "Yes, it is time for lunch." And repeat.
Usually, I can cope....though today's been a bit rough. Dd is almost 4 and she's hitting her frustration point. She says, "Z, want to color?" "Want to color?" "Yeah, want to color?" "Color?" (Screaming) "I just sayed that already!!!!"
Thoughts? I realize this is age appropriate and a stage, but, um, this has been a LONG phase....for like 8 months or so now.