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    Default How to say NO to undivided attention?

    Both DS and DD are in constant request for my and DP's attention. We are both fun and interactive with them (going on the trampoline with them, playing lego, pillow fighting, building forts and whatnot). We are also very involved with getting DS to do his schoolwork, and I am currently playing supplementary teacher while he learns to adjust to his grommets.

    My question is, how do you balance still getting things done around the home with the constant request for attention? I try to be firm with DD and DS that I need to get something done, but it ends up in a tantrum. Talking and reasoning doesn't seem to work, no matter how consistently I do it, with DS (6) in particular.

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    DS is really good at playing by himself or with his little sister. But when he has a day when he wants constant attention I play with him then give him a warning that in 5 minutes I will be going to do something. Usually works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lincolns mummy View Post
    DS is really good at playing by himself or with his little sister. But when he has a day when he wants constant attention I play with him then give him a warning that in 5 minutes I will be going to do something. Usually works.
    Yeah this, I normally give DD1 a warning when we start playing. I normally say I have 30 minutes then I have to cook dinner or whatever it is. I find this works pretty well especially if she's told at the start, then I give a 5 minute warning so it's not a shock when it's time for me to go.

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