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Sorry I haven’t real advice – I just want to say that this is EXACTELY what my son does. He’s a lot younger (now 7) but does this for years now (and he’s also a smart little guy). It got better over the last months (but is still there!). If he’s obsessed over one question I mostly just ask him the same question back with a changed emphasis (for example “Did GRANDMA paint this?!” –> “DID she?” –> “Yes!!!”) so that he can answer it himself – and often he is somehow proud to present the right answer. That makes him stop sometimes. I think for him it is something like a possibility to connect with someone on a safe field with no unwanted surprise or failing. And sometimes it seems just like a tic-like loop he’s in. Feel ya! <3