My Child Constantly Repeats The Same Question Over And Over

Hi there My daughter is 3 yrs old she will be 4 next month and almost on a daily basis she will ask the same question over and over.

She likes to ask What is your name? what is your name? Over and over and if I turn the question around she will just look at me as if she don’t understand she forgets peoples names like her cousins,and will always ask the same questions.

I am very concerned and I had addressed the with her pediatrician and all she suggested was I start her on a vitamin of Omega 3 for children regimen.

I would really like to know if anyone has experienced this with there child and what has the outcome been she didn’t talk till she was about 1 1/2 close to 2 yrs old no hearing loss no speech the pediatrician stated it was because there is more then one language and not to worry she is able to stay focused on one activity she is very active and loves to play outside and loves to sit and read books.

Please if anyone out there has some suggestions please I am desperate she will do this to strangers to just about any one.

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My Child Constantly Repeats The Same Question Over And Over?

Jul 30, 2011 Repetitive question(s) 
by: Donna

My daughter has been diagnosed with mild to moderate autism. I knew something was different when she was just a week old. She never slept during the day except five or ten minutes five times a day. She would sleep all nite except two one hour feeding sessions, and she would start crying at the same time every day and it would last for eleven to twelve hrs straight. This eased up when she was about 8 mths old, or when she was around her grandma, my mom. After she turned 8 mths it went down to 4 and 6 hr spells that could b interrupted by taking her outside. For some reason she would not do this if my mom was around to hold her, she is seven now and she is still close to her grandma. She will ask the same question over and over until she is satisfied. And we have begun to ask her the question that she is asking us and then when she answers we tell her that she knows the answer and then we ask her to please stop asking us the same question. Everyday she will find something that she will ask repeatedly, today it was “can I go c the smurfs?” we would tell her yes and when she we would take her, and she would ask again. We even tried having her repeat our answer by asking her what we had said, and this time it did not work, she still asked for a while longer. That is how I came across this discussion, I was actually wondering if someone had found a tried and true method for dealing with this. My response to any parent that is concerned about their child is to follow your instincts, and DO NOT GIVE UP until u find something that sounds right and works for your child and u. They diagnosed my daughter when she was three and a half at children’s hospital in little rock Arkansas, well it was a part of the hospital. It took two visits and even they said that they had never seen a child like her before. Her behaviors are very inconsistent with some of the autism diagnosis’s. She studies other people and is very loving and conscious of how other people are feeling. But anyways, the sooner u can help your child the better the outcome. And many children are often misdiagnosed by pediatricians as ADHD or ADD when they are in the autistic spectrum. So be aware of that and also know that many children with the autism disorders have went on to college and became doctors, lawyers and have lived very productive lives. Temple Grandin and recently on the news is Marie holowach.

May 08, 2010 Same Issue
by: Anonymous

I currently have a 4yr. old girl of my own. When she asks me a question and recieves an answer, she will still repeatedly ask the same question. What i have figured out works is asking her if she knows the answer, what it was, and why did she ask if she already knew. Seemed to clear it up quick

Dec 08, 2009 Repeating questions
by: Stacy

I have a 5 year old and a 2 year old, both boys, and the 5 year old did this when he was around two. It drove me insane. I try to keep answering the question sometimes in different ways but he was relentless. I thought there was something wrong with him. He does have Asperger’s syndrome. My two year old is doing exactly the same thing. Either this is completely normal or they both have Asperger’s and God help me because I have it too.

Dec 07, 2009 My child repeats same question over and over
by: Y Pratt

I have a son who is 6years old, he will ask the same question over and over again, he will ask how do you spell seven and when you tell him he will be happy, sure enough he will ask the same question the exact same way a little later. He has some other problems like he repeated kinder at the suggestion of his first grade teacher, I agreed because I thought he was a little immature. He cannot read and he has to have a similar routine everyday or he can’t cope he will become very irritated. Please let me know what you think.


Jul 20, 2009 HI
by: Anonymous

I work at a camp that specializes in working with children with ADHA and may of our campers are exactly like this.