How to Grab Attention by being Silly

You know those times when you can’t get your child’s attention even when it’s for a good reason?


Using a silly attention grabbing idea can change their focus to you. Sandwich it with some positive things to get them into the routine before you use the ideas with non-preferred things.


What this means is try an attention grabbing idea and then do something they like afterwards such as playing with them, or taking them somewhere they want to go.


Do this a few times before you follow up an attention grabbing idea with a request for them to do something they don’t like such as clean up.


Watch this video to see some fun ways to grab their attention.


Here are five ideas to catch their attention:

  • Add something unusual

  • Talk alongside them

  • Play alongside them

  • Talk about yourself

  • Play nearby in an unusual way