Your kid is a chatterbug — a verbose little bundle of energy — but suddenly, Junior isn’t speaking up so much. Or perhaps, your little princess is still chatty but only on her terms. Even if your child isn’t a “Chatty Carl or Cathy” but he or she has out of nowhere turned down the volume on the verbal frequency, something is up. Why is your kid staying mum? Well, there are no guaranteed answers here, but read on to see if any of these situations could apply to your little one, and what you can do to get your kiddo talking again.