Just recently my 7 year old stepson started telling us (very often) that his brain is telling him to do bad things. It started one day when he did something to get in trouble and used the excuse that it wasn’t him it was his brain that told him too so it’s ok. We nipped that in the bud I felt but it’s been persisting from to “my brain is telling me to say cuss words” is a very common one, too “my brain is making me not listen” and escalated and one time to “my brain is telling me to punch my sister” who is 21 months old now, I get it siblings can fight. Yesterday I took him and his sister to the river to play on the drive home he told me his brain told him to do something very dangerous to his sister, it was very disturbing to me. I’m not sure where to go or who to ask if this is normal, I feel like it isn’t. Him and his sister get along very well and he is a really good big brother. I can give more information and background if it helps, I just don’t want these thoughts turning into action if we need to be addressing it immediately.