J is in a good period right now (that'll be famous last words and it'll end tonight, lol). We recently had four days in England seeing family and since we got back J has been mainly very easy and pleasant to be with - listens to me (even when I told him no to chocolate in the shop, almost a first, wow...), co-operative, very sweet and funny. Of course we have had a couple of worrying incidents - when we were in a shop in England, I saw him darting looks at me to see if I was looking at him and then putting a mouse-shaped corrector fluid inside his glove and just now we were playing a card game in his lunchtime break and I went to the loo; when I came back he had taken a card out of my hand that he wanted and placed in on top of the pack so that he would pick it up and take it on his go, although he hotly denied it. Both times I got cross, refused to accept his behaviour, both times he eventually apologised spontaneously, some time later. These things still worry me quite a lot though. On the other hand, he has been much less oppositional and mature. He is now six, but I don't think that alone can account for it I know enough now not to be lulled into a probably false sense of security or expect that this will last. But it does rather mystify me - why does he behave like this sometimes? Anyone looking on would say he had surely taken some kind of medication, which he hasn't. For the moment, I'm clear that the disadvantages of medications do not outweigh the possible advantages. Talk to me in a year's time... Do other people have this on-off gfgness?