Friday, February 13, 2009
I'm getting so frustrated with my son's inability to focus. He just runs around the world in his own little cloud, and you practically have to hold him still and put your face right in his to get his attention. And that only has a 50% chance of working.
It's especially annoying when we're in public and another adult is trying to talk to him. He doesn't even hear their question or notice they exist. He's not being rude or rebellious, just totally oblivious. It really makes me angry, and I have to try so hard not to be too harsh on him.
Is this a stage, or a portent of things to come? How do I bring him back to the real world without jolting all his imagination out of him? How do you force a child to focus on his surroundings with positive rather than negative reinforcement?