If you are talking about ignoring you when you ask him to do things, then try this. Only tell him things once (no reminding), give him a deadline in the future, and then have a consequence if he doesn't do what you have asked. The consequence can be delayed, and in fact it may even work better if it is. An example would be: I ask my daughter to take out the trash before 5 pm. I don't mention it again, and then when the deadline passes and it is not done I decide to take the kids for ice cream, but, "What a bummer! It's too bad you have to stay here and take out the trash." I only had to do this a few times before she started hearing what I had to say.
If he's just tuning you out then get rid of the distraction - turn off the tv, computer, video game, etc. If he complains then give him an extra chore to do and tell him it's because you are too tired because you are having to repeat yourself.
at 3:06 PM on Jun. 24, 2010