However I'm really finding it hard with one thing with my 7 year old. When she is constantly 'rude'. It is happening almost daily now and she'll just make rude comment to things I say for no apparent reason at all, not for things she might not like me saying, i.e. it's not because I've asked her to do something, or asked her not to do something, just at things in general like in a pleasant conversation. She will also do it to her sister who's not quite old enough to respond yet but will be soon. I can't really think of examples it's such small things on their own but it's constant. I.E. She might shout 'stop it mum' in a stroppy voice if i ask her her about what she's doing, or say anything for that matter. Not just that but all sorts.
I'm finding it really hard to implement UP with this. I talk to her about why she may have said this or that or why it bothered her, in a non-pressure approach. I ask her how she thinks it makes me feel, She is genuinely sorry each time she does it and seems to understand but it doesn't stop and I don't feel I can ignore it. It gets to a point whereit's happening every 10 minutes and I do lose my patience. I know that's not the way to go though but I feel like I've hit a brick wall here. Before now I've been a 'typical' parent, with praise and rewards, occasional telling offs, and I realise this method could have contributed to this. I just don't know how to break the cycle. Any ideas?