Quoting (Katie [♥] Silas):" My little brother is the exact same way, except he's 15. [for some reason puberty is JUST starting to ... [snip!] ... he feels smothered so he's rebelling? Maybe just give him some space? Back up a bit and look at the situation differently. "
My son has freedom, he picks out his own clothes , and everything , he has an 8 yr old brother and we make sure that we allow him to act his age and be the "BIG" brother. That is why we don't understand why he is being so defiant ,we have even tried instead of just taking things away, we have tried giving him things he wants and letting him know its up to him and his behavior to keep the things he wants..