I know this board is for under 5 -- my daughter is 6 -- but she has had the same behavior since birth. This is her: - colicky since birth. came out crying and never stopped. - not cuddly - extremely active - very bright - refuses to do anything we ask her - can be physical toward us - talks with a nasty/rude tone-of-voice - says harsh things like "you don't love me; i'm going to punch you in the head" - great reviews at school, obediant - can take a long time to transition or get things done - in constant motion - daily tantrums - just mean to us - refuses to brush teeth, let us comb her hair, etc. - refuses all medicine, etc. - always interrupts - blames others - punishments have little effect; goes right back to her ways Need I go on??