I need opinions and advice from mums with children are around this age. My 8 year old DD is turning into a nightmare and I am having a very hard time coping with her. She teases her brothers non-stop, she does not listen to me at all - at all! She is rude, insolent , disrespectful. I end up in full on screaming matches with her and her 'bad mood' can last for 2 hours. She will scream at her brothers - and is sometimes physical. It is having a very negative impact on our my feeling towards her and the general family harmony. DH has to basically back me up all the time with her - she tries it on him but is in general much better behaved for him. I am at teh stage that if I know DH is working that afternoon/evening or I am going to be with them for the day alone it make me feel anxious and I dread it. She has always been difficult and I new it would get harder as she gets older but I am having serious fears for when she reaches the teen years. Her brother can also be difficult but usually led by her. For example - last night after a very long few hours alone I was trying to get them to bed and they were all jumping on the bed. 10 minutes of asking them not to , stop now etc, etc and DD basically just sat there with a smirk on her face the whole time. I ended losing it completely and then she just out right laughed at me - then i started crying in front of them. She is much better when she is on her own and she doesn't have 'behavioural issues' this behaviour is only with me. I should ad she can be a lovely little girl when she wants to be but is extremly stubborn and always has been. I do get anxiety which does not help but this is making it much worse. Sorry for the vent but can anyone else me!