I am new to the site. I had to laugh when I saw the note that said if I found this site I was probably having a bad parenting day. Boy, am I in the right place! We have been having a tough time with non-stop talking with my 12 year old son with BiPolar (BP), Adhd and ODD. When I say non-stop I mean the only time there is silence is when he is sleeping. We have tried ignoring him, asking him to stop or trying to redirect his focus, withholding privileges, even leaving the room entirely. He will follow so closely he will step on our shoes. My husband is hiding in the garage, my daughter is in tears and I am at my wits end. Today I finally snapped and told him to SHUT UP through clenched teeth. He clenched his teeth back and said I CAN'T. We are all upset and he is feeling badly about himself and I can't seem to help. He had a doctors appointment yesterday and they increased one of his medications to help, but it will take a while to take affect, if it will work at all. He will follow up with his therapist next week. In the meantime, what can I do to make life more bearable for everyone until we can get this figured out. I could really use some advice from someone who has been through this. Thanks!