My difficult child has been having several very good weeks, and then, suddenly last week - boom! - it seems like what little impulse control he had has disappeared. Every day he gets in trouble multiple times for doing something because he's just. not. thinking. Calling the teacher a name. Feeding a sock to the vacuum. Squirting his brother with Windex. It just goes on and on and on. He's 7.5 years old and has MUCH less control than his 3-year-old brother. It's all just acting without thinking, either because he's curious, or angry, or feeling silly. In a way, it's encouraging that much of this stuff isn't deliberately oppositional. But it also worries me that impulse control can just up and disappear. He's a little bit sick and a little bit sleep deprived. I don't *think* he's having seizures but it's not really easy to know that for sure. Anyway, his neurologist doesn't seem to think he's having seizures. Do your difficult children ever spontaneously lose their impulse control, and if so, why? And what do you do to coax it back?!