Nonstop talking isn’t just about the amount of time kids take up in a conversation or how long they go on about the same subject. It’s also about when and where they talk, and what they say.
Kids who have a hard time holding themselves back from talking may:
Talk at an inappropriate time or place
Talk over or interrupt people, like teachers
Take over the conversation
Offend or annoy people by saying the first thing that pops into their head
Their nonstop talking can also draw a lot of negative feedback. Other kids may tease them or leave them out. And adults may think nonstop talkers are being rude and call them out on it.
These behaviors can be signs of ADHD. If you’re concerned, learn about specific