How do you wonderful warrier moms deal with the above? My difficult child gets into pushing and pulling matches with me when she wants something she should not have (ie the $500 digital camera that we bought and which she loves). This is just one example, but there are many times when she wont give up something that is not hers and she cannot have. This becomes very frustrating -- it feels like I have no control. If I take it away out of sheer anger, it totally creates an explosive rage that can last a long time. I find it very hard to discipline her in public -- I am afraid she will have a rage. It is easier when we are home. We are just back from a Disney vacation, and I swear there were some moments, that I really thought I was going to have a nervous breakdown with her. Another thing -- how do I deal with smart mouth and talking back?? She is only 6 but she seems to be doing this more and more. Ive tried being nice, reprimanding, explaining why it is wrong, etc, every tactic in the book. And she continues to do it. Then, when I try and tell her why it's wrong she will put her hands over her ears, look at me and go "la la la la" pretending not to hear me. It drives me crazy and people think she is the rudest kid. Help!!