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My 13yr dd 99% is replying with "i dont know " even about things she should easily know . For example we went bowling - i asked her what size for shoes , she replies "i dont know".

I asked her why her friend moved , she responded "i dont know"

Anyone else having this battle ? When does it get better and does anyone have tips on how to not get an "i dont know" response. Its driving me mad

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magic_marker

Open ended questions is my only thought right now.

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got my tinsel on

My 20yo is the same.

 

Eg. A friend of DD's recently posted that he had thought this year was his final at uni but he's now discovered that he has 3 semesters to go, not 2.

 

I asked DD why as they are doing the same degree, started at the same time etc. I don't know, was the answer. Didn't you ask? No. Why not? That's being nosey, he would have said if he wanted people to know.

 

Eg. So-and-so got a job. Great, where are they working. I don't know. Didn't you ask? No....

 

:doh:

 

Happens all the time.

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rosie28

My brother did this. My parents responded with “well find out!” at varying levels of intensity depending on the question at hand. Drove them bonkers. I was the opposite, I knew everything, which I imagine was just as annoying ;)

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#notallcats

 

 

I asked DD why as they are doing the same degree, started at the same time etc. I don't know, was the answer. Didn't you ask? No. Why not? That's being nosey, he would have said if he wanted people to know.

 

 

 

omg that is the EXACT conversations I have with my 12 year old. I thought it might end one day, seems not!

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Bono25
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DogsLife

You could start replying with the "I don't know" back.

 

My DD went through this stage and I started giving it back

 

DD - What is for dinner tonight?

ME - I don't know.

 

DD - Can I get a lift to such-and-such's house?

ME - I don't know.

 

Seemed to snap her mostly out of it after a few days.

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MerryMadrigalMadge

Reminds me of this....

 

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TigerQueenofSheeba

Reminds me of this....

 

 

Omg, forgot about this!!!!

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magic_marker

Reminds me of this....

 

 

That's gold.

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IamtheMumma

Reminds me of this....

 

 

Was coming to post this. Teens in a nutshell.

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rainycat

My 10 yr old was saying “I’m not sure” to everything. Did my head in but I think we are nearing the end of this stage.

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Mumsyto2

Completely normal. Extremely irritating but completely normal. After a few years they seem to come out of the other side of it. I’m just surprised you seem to be getting three distinct words. Mine tended to morph it into a single word - idono. Similar to Idaho. So it may even get to that before getting better. It’s just a phase. May last a few years but just a phase and they all seem to do it. I’m sure someone will know come on telling us about their unicorn teen though.

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marple

No unicorn teens for me. Only advice is when they ask you for something to reply the way they do " Dunno", "not sure" "nah" etc.

I do a "sorry what did you say" when I get that response or more likely "soz didn't hear you grumpybum"

They do improve. Hang in there!

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wilding

:secret:Mum asks us something and we still reply with that, sorry mum! :rofl:

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