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When playing games my son is dead to the world.  It takes herculean methods to get his attention, i.e. turning off the TV.  And when his friends call,  I have to answer and get his attention.   This posed a question.  How can I get my kid to move without my intervention?

As a parent, I have made it a point to use my sons name "Matt' when addressing him. since he was born.  I believe I have successfully conditioned him to answer to his own name.  

Step 1: Program the Phone

We got a new phone.  It has a nice feature, it calls out the name  associated with the caller ID.   So instead of the callers name I put in "Matt its Carson" or "Matt its Alec"  etc. for all his friends.  Hopefully my years of brain washing him will bear fruit.

Step 2: Now the Kid Answers!

Believe it or not, this works!  Now he answers the phone!

When it quits working, I'll have to  do something else.

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