Originally Posted by Brightonuk
Hi my 15 year old talkís to himself constantly he also acts out in front of the mirror, he says he is acting out the characters in his book (that he has been talking about writing for over a year)
I also think it is from a certain Xbox game he plays.
My question is should I tell him to stop talking to himself?
I fear it could or is continuing at school, where he is accepted and seems to be well liked, but as any parent I do not want his behavior to cause him grief as it only takes one ignorant comment to affect him.
Is me telling him to stop or asking him who is he talking to going to negatively affect him
Hi, your son sounds exactly like mine, he talks to himself a lot, and is also "writing a book" which I think someone told him to do to express himself, he is an avid fan of war stories, and often tells me about them as though he was there! Sometimes when I have visitors, they would often hear him in another room talking to himself and playing a part in his Xbox games, they would often ask, "who is he talking to?" I would just say "oh he does that all the time" and they'd be fine with it.