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How do I get my kid to listen to me?

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rentrn35e 
Children at that age may not have the ability to concentrate on 2 things at once. Diverting their attention may be necessary. For example, get down to their level, touch them on the arm and try to make eye contact. Straight forward and simple statements are good but you also need to interrupt whatever is taking their attention and remove distractions from sight.
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rentrn35e 
How old is your kid? Are they simply ignoring you? Or are they being bratty and shouting over you?
Mareka 
Heading towards 3. I am sure it is just boundary testing but I find myself on repeat for even the simplest of requests, and no response! I am talking to a child shaped brick wall at times.
rentrn35e 
Children at that age may not have the ability to concentrate on 2 things at once. Diverting their attention may be necessary. For example, get down to their level, touch them on the arm and try to make eye contact. Straight forward and simple statements are good but you also need to interrupt whatever is taking their attention and remove distractions from sight.

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