It seems to be happening about an hour or so before bedtime. I can't even remember what started it last night. I decided to follow through with a consequence, that's right, nothing big, I just got my firmness on lol and he reacted. He went on and on about how I disrespect his feelings. Oh and I made the biggest mistake by smiling at that (how could I not) and he started sobbing about me always hurting his feelings. It's been exactly a week on the Ritalin. Perhaps this is that thing that happens when they come off their medications? He is taking an 8 hour pill and I was hoping to not go more than that. So it should be out of him by around 4:00 -- but we're seeing the emotional lability about 7-8. Could the medications be causing the increase in irritability and emotional reactiveness? If so would there be any way to counteract that? Might it subside as he adjusts? Thanks!