Eight Signs Your Kid Is Starved for Attention

They have an array of options, including stunt shows and drama.

Kashif Hanif
3 min readMay 9, 2023
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It always seems to happen at the worst time: Our kids get into some mischief just as things get stressful or busy. And because we’re so occupied with our careers, making dinner, or simply trying to relax or unwind after a tough day, we overlook the reason behind this misbehavior: Their need for our full attention.

When we refuse our child’s desire to engage, they share their feelings about our rejection in ways that ensure they are seen and heard. To help you know when your children needs you to focus on them for a few minutes, there are some behaviors to look out for.

They get bold and confrontational

This is probably the easiest behavior to spot as it involves tossed toys and daredevil behavior clearly meant to get you to pay attention to them. But before your little Evel Knievel breaks an arm because of his next dive off your couch, carve out about 10–20 minutes of one-on-one time to bond.

Moving in slow-motion

Children have no concept of time, which any parent who’s tried to get their kids dressed for school can tell you. Getting them ready for bed is no picnic either, which can increase their…



Kashif Hanif

My name is Kashif Hanif. I am a student of Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery. I observed things nearly and here on medium I share my thoughts and ideas.