6 Surefire Ways to Get Your Kids' Attention - How do you get your kids' attention?
Sometimes I feel like I'm invisible to my children. I repeat myself over and over again all day, competing for their attention with their friends, the TV, books, and just the time they spend staring off into space instead of responding to my questions and requests. They're not disobedient so much (usually) as they are just preoccupied with everything except what I'm saying ... most of the time.
I, however, have found the key to getting their attention in mere seconds, six keys, in fact. They require no bribes, no threats, just these simple actions by you. I can almost guarantee you will have their undying, undivided attention if you try these things -- so much so that you'll be wishing they'd ignore you again.
1. Try to Pee Alone
If you really want to get them to come running, try shutting the door all the way, and they'll be banging in an instant.
2. Attempt to Make a Telephone CallEven if you hide in a closet, they will still be all ears (and mouths) once the phone is anywhere near your ear.
3. Make Yourself a Nice, Hot Cup of Coffee
You'll get their attention extra quickly if you actually try to sit down and drink it.
4. Take a Shower
Everyone wants to talk when mom finally finds some time to get clean.
5. Have a Conversation With Your Husband
Actually, any adult will do. The minute you start a conversation with another human being, they suddenly want to talk your ear off.
Whether it's a quick cat nap or you're down for the night, somehow the second your eyes close is the second they need you.
How do you get your kids' attention?