I've got a smart, great, kind kid that just never "hears" me. Every day, I tell him to make his bed, brush his teeth, don't stay up talking at night, eat at the table, pick up Legos, etc. These are minor things but at almost 9 years old, why do I have to still tell him this stuff more than once a day?
It's driving me mad. Worse, his lack of interest in listening worries me as far as safety things are concerned. For example, we were at a huge outdoor fountain and he kept running around it and while I don't blame him, it was really slick. He slipped several times but ran anyway, despite my looking him the face and calmly saying, "Hey kid, it's dangerous, please walk!"
Am I overreacting? What do you do with a kid like this? And yes, there are far worse things and I am very lucky. Do I just keep on this routine of doing the same nagging till he's 21? UGH!
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