why do boys not listen the first time!!!

Olivia - posted on 03/08/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I am guessing it's a boy thing, both of my sons seem to not hear me when i ask them to do something I think they call that selective hearing because if I say I have chocolate cake well they magically appear...... hmmmm but my daughter does what i tell her the first time.... If only they could be more like her!!! anyone else with the same problem.....

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Jill - posted on 09/23/2009

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I have this issue with my son quite often. Sometimes he will listen to me and do what I ask, but only if he knows he will be able to do something. For example, today he begged me to go over to the neighbor's house and I told him I would think about it. Then I said his room was messy, so he ran in there and cleaned it up quick. He said to me, "I cleaned my room like you asked, because if I didn't then I wouldn't be able to go to Tyson's house." I just had to laugh.

Barbara - posted on 05/08/2009

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Yes but with my daughter! She definitely has selective hearing. I am setting limits with her and only asking once. If she doesn't respond I put her in time out. It is working so far.

Susan - posted on 04/24/2009

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my son and husband are exactly the same. my hubby blames it on work related hearing loss, but its selective hearing just like his son

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