My younger daughter has a few very difficult behaviors. They are difficult not because they are severe, but very persistent and a constant through the day. I am wondering if anyone has advice on how to verbally redirect my 7 yo. Here is the problem: When I request for her to do something-she ALWAYS interrupts me, talking over me. It is either talking back, being defensive or yelling "I am!!!" (when clearly she is NOT, which is why I make the request). My usual tactic is to stop the directive, tell her it is my turn to talk and that she needs to listen. She complies but with a non-verbal attitude. When I finish she sometimes argues but always is ****** off and storms off. I'm exhausted in doing this repeatedly through the day-she needs lots of direction to complete tasks and its just exhausting. How can anybody enjoy life spending so much time being angry/unhappy? This same daughter also pouts alot for no explicable reason and has crying jags, sometimes for a good reason and sometimes won't say why.