Defiant children and teens are hidden "gems". They redirect their energy and it often comes out has hostility and disrespect. These negative behaviors actually reflect the underlying issues in the family and once addressed, defiance and hostility are replaced by openness and love.
Family therapy is the treatment of choice and brings everyone involved in the same room to talk and listen to what is really going on. This approach allows family members to express their true feelings and fears in a safe environment and gives them the opportunity to heal and deal with their hurt and pain so that their underlying love and affection can reassert itself.