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    Default 5yo doesn't listen! At wits end

    Ds1 is turning 6 in April. He doesn't listen! He doesn't listen when I ask him to clean up, or go to bed, or do his homework, or leave his brother alone. He didn't listen when I ask him things. I have to repeat myself at least 5times for everything I ask. Im at the end if my rope, I've tried everything I can think of to get him to listen. We even had his hearing tested just in case. His school teachers have trouble with this too. He is just ignorant.

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    My 3 year old doesnt listen to a word I say and it drives me nuts. Yelling smacking blackmail naughty spot pleading - none if it works and I hate it...this os not the mum I wanted to be. Soooo frustrating.

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    I have to reply because I feel your pain, my DS is 7 and I am sick to death of him not listening! It's like he's on his own little planet called drive your parents batsh!t crazy!!

    I have no words of wisdom I'm sorry, I'm currently resorting to start listening or things get taken off you cause I don't know what else to do. I can be mid sentence talking to him and he starts talking about some random freaking thing

    ETA: my 4yo doesn't listen either, she keeps talking at me and then resorts to hysterical tears.

    My kids make me feel like a failure at the moment

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    That's where I'm at. I Hate being so cranky all the time (add to that sleep dep from the newbie)

    I've just asked him to brush his teeth. He dawdled then asked for a drink. I said ok, he dawdled, I had to tell him 4 times to hurry up and get a drink, something he wanted in the first place!

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    Yep got that here a lot to. My DS is 5yrs old. I call it selective hearing.
    Most of the time I tell him to listen or we're staying home/take toys off him/time out. I also sometimes revert to being there holding him to face me and asking him to do what I wanted.
    The dawdling is also annoying!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndigoJ View Post
    That's where I'm at. I Hate being so cranky all the time (add to that sleep dep from the newbie)

    I've just asked him to brush his teeth. He dawdled then asked for a drink. I said ok, he dawdled, I had to tell him 4 times to hurry up and get a drink, something he wanted in the first place!
    I'm sorry you're sleep deprived but I had to giggle, I think we must have clones. DS asks for milk every night (which is fine, we put Evening Primrose Oil in for his sleep and sustagen cause he's a skinny thing) yet when we give it to him it's too hot, or it's too cold, or not enough sustagen or too much - just drink the EFFING THING!!

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    It definitely is selective hearing. I tested him the other night, I said, can you brush your teeth please, can you brush your teeth please, can you get the lollies please. As soon as I said lollies his head snapped up and he says, yeah ok!

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    Oh I thought this was just my daughter but theres more! So glad I am not alone!

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