My son is 7, (8 in Dec) and for the last few years, when he is told off for something he has done wrong or is naughty, he usually either gets sent to his room or put in the naughty corner, but he doesn't go to either place without a huge fight.
We tell him to go to his room, his usual answer is "NO", so we tell him again, still NO, then we count to 5, still NO, so one of us will pick him up - if he refuses to walk to his room or naughty corner - we put him there, he will run away, and he goes MAD, he kicks, punches, bites, scratches us tells us he "hates us" etc... when we try to put him back.
But the problem is, he WONT stay in his room or the naughty corner.
Everytime we try, he runs away and slams the doors so hard the house shakes, and laughs at us.
If we tell him to go do something, like get dressed for school as an example, if he doesn't want to, he goes into another rage like this, hitting out, throwing toys at us or at the doors, screaming at us or me, or his 2 yr old brother too.
It is like talking to a brick wall at times, we can ask him things several times and he just doesn't hear us, his hearing tests are all up to date so its not that.
Everyday is a battle about something or other, if he is told he cant have something he will cry, scream shout hit and hurt us, me his step dad and his 2 yr old brother.
If we restrain him from hurting us he goes more mad.
He wont stay in his room so sometimes we have to pick him up to get him back in there then he goes even wilder at us.
He is like a wild animal at times, throwing toys at us, really going mad in his room.
it takes ages to get throught to him, then getting an apology is another battle.
I am begining to dread every day with him, just beacause if the fighting and shouting, its all so unnessesary he just doesnt seem to understand our points about having to do things, like getting dressed, having a wash, helping me pick things up, tidying his room.