Thanks for the coach approach. I tested step 1 on his father this afternoon and it seemed to help him.
The dad was getting anxious about a lot of changes in the near future, and I said I bet he’s proud of how far he’s come in dealing with difficult situations. He agreed and brightened up a lot.
I also told him about talking with his son about how they communicate with each other at a time when the dad isn’t frustrated with the situation. He agreed to try that.
I would also like to hear from other parents/relatives on this forum who’ve encountered the non-stop talking thing in their children/young people.REPORT ABUSE