My kid is of 5. 3 years. He listens to his father but takes my presence for granted. eg he is sitting in the same room watching tv, he will not respond to me if I say him something. Not that he has got ent problem. He would even not follow my instructions. This makes me asking same thing repeatedly but with no results. My husband says I have to make gavity with him. if he doesn't listen now, he will not listen when he grows up. I try not to yell at him. But at times I loose my patience. Please advise.education Corner
The answer is in your question. When he is watching tv! Obviously the tv is more attention grabbing. We have the tendency to shout out instructions from anywhere in the house. We do not come face to face. Stop the habit of yelling out instructions. Rather go to him, face him and instruct. If he has to do something make sure that he does it during the breaks. Negotiate with him. Children always take moms for granted. Do not take it personally. They are just being their age and playful. We moms enjoy nagging too. Set a routine. Set incentives to complete tasks. Give them a time frame to complete tasks.