My child is 5, almost 6. Female. Very intelligent (not gifted, just bright). Early talker. Spoke extremely well very early. Tantrums - 30 min - 2 hr over stuff like tater tots, milk, tv, getting dressed. - we have never given in to a tantrum, do not know what she gets out of it Has tied up her barbies since she could figure out how. Loves to "imprison" things. Spanking - does not work - she laughs (even when we know it has to be hurting pretty bad) Has been known to stick but up at me and tell me "spank me, I like it" Tried putting soap in mouth for sassy talk. She requested to taste each kind of soap in the house and seemed to enjoy it. Does not like to be told what to do. Often says"I wish I didn't have parents or teachers so I can do what I want to" Can go from full blown temper to sweetest child in 0.3 sec. She has kicked me and hit me during tantrums. She bangs on the walls, stomps, slams things, throws things. When she's not behaving like this, she is funny, sweet and a joy to be around. She is a very pretty girl and is always being told by people how beautiful she is and I get told she should be in modeling probably 2x per week by strangers. I wish the inside was as pretty as the outside. She also does not listen in school, does not willingly obey and interrupts people. Not shy. Will speak her mind. She also likes to pretend she doesn't know things that she knows. Like, alphabet, numbers, etc. I just don't get it. I don't know where we went wrong, if we went wrong, or if she is just this way. As a baby, she was very persistent. Would do things over and over until she mastered it. Still is that way about things. Help!!! We went to child psychiatric but he has not seen her enough to diagnose. Any help or advice appreciated. (We are very consistent with rules and discipline, so I know it is not a problem with that) Thanks.