We are at our wits end. Our DS has to be talking. He is seven and not a moment is allowed to go by without him chattering on about pointless, nonsensical, talking. We have explained it is acceptable to just sit in diligence now and then but it's impossible for him not to talk. When he doesn't have anything to actually talk about he will talk about next week, next year, last week, last year and then failing that ask questions which he knows the answer to.
We have tried explIning it Tom him, we have tried giving him five minutes to just sit and think etc but it doesn't work. It's the same if he is in trouble, he looks like he will explode if you have told him he need to not talk but can explain at the end.
We have a daughter only ten months older and she doesn't do any of this. We are at our wits end.