My 8 yo easy child daughter has been acting up for about three months now. She used to be mild, tender-hearted, quick to laugh, inquisitive and patient. Now, she cries every. single. day, talks back, throws tantrums, refuses to obey and tells me she hates me on a daily basis. We do employ consequences such as taking iPad time away, etc., and we are consistent. I know every child and family is different, but is there usually a point when siblings get fed up with the difficult sibling? Tired of all of the attention that difficult child receives? Is there a point when the once-compassionate child just gives up and starts to act out? ETA: My husband and I do spend lots of one-on-one time with 8 yo daughter. We are not ignoring her, yet she accuses us of this constantly. She also seems to think I'm going to leave her. If I go to the grocery store, or Starbucks on my own, just for an hour, she FREAKS OUT. She is begging to be homeschooled, but I just can't do it next year. It just won't work.