Kids Won't Stop to Listen? Get their Attention!

Ever notice kids want your attention when you’re busy, but as soon as you need their attention they’re off playing?


This relates to the expression, time flies when you’re having fun. That’s because we get in the moment and love what we are doing.


Kids get this way all the time because they love to play. And when you need them to stop playing is the hardest. That’s when you can’t get their attention and you either need them to clean up, go to bed, or leave the house.


In this video you’ll see some simple tips and tricks to get kids to follow your directions, even when they’re playing.



This video is one of a series available to you on our Guiding Behavior page or you can use this Guidebook.


They’re best watched in a sequence, but just like this video, each one will give you some real tips and ideas that you can use right away.


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Disclaimer: Please remember that this can not replace professional help and if you feel that you or your child needs professional help you should consult with an official representative in the community where you live.