With eight kids, from five different gene pools, you can imagine that we have quite a wide variety of temperaments and personalities under our little roof. Some of my kids are quiet and compliant, while others have fought parental authority tooth-and-nail since their first breathe. I love them all dearly, but certainly some have been more "difficult" to raise.
Today, I have a word of encouragement for those who have young ones who fit the "strong-willed" label. Don't give up, don't be discouraged! They will become such a blessing in your life. Parenting them might be a daily challenge, and at times you might be tempted to just give up. Don't! And whatever you do, don't lose that relationship with them. With loving, oak-tree guidance (as in you're the oak tree they continually crash into) they will turn out to be one of the biggest blessings of your life.
Hang in there! I speak from experience.