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I have a 13 year old who has always been defiant. She is bright, and a fantastic kid, but when she is asked to do something she doesn't wan, the fight is on. She will not do what I ask, or will half do the job. She also shows no remorse when she does something wrong, and always deflects responsibility on to something or someone.

At the moment, we are trying a "one strike" and you are in your room for the day, in an effort to stop this. No books, toys or anything is in her room. Do you have any other ideas what we can do?

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