Dear David Coleman: My five-year-old blocks his ears and talks loudly if there is anything 'emotional' on TV. Why is he doing this?
Q When my five-year-old is watching something "emotional" on TV or in a film, he starts talking gibberish really loudly at the top of his voice, as if to block out what's going on onscreen. Sometimes he even puts his fingers over his ears and won't look at the TV. What's going on here? Is he trying to block out emotional turmoil? It's funny to watch him, but curious too.