If you need/Want The kid to listen to you, you have got to bring up a subject that interest the kid for example if the kid is busy playing and it is time for him/her to sleep.

The way to get his/her attention is by talking about something the kid likes let’s say my nephew likes spider man,batman, superman and so on. So I will first tell him what spider man or batman did today to get his attention.

When his attention is all yours you then tell him afterwards that it is bedtime. And if he refuses you can always tell him that spider man never argued with his mother or brother or uncle..