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.