Newsflash, our children learn from us. This is why we are so disappointed when they go to jail for inciting riots,or feel pride, as the case may be.
They are a reflection of us and as such not only share our genes, they follow our examples. "Do as I say not as I do" doesn't fly. So, if you want your kids to listen to you, you have to listen to them. Don't sit there at the computer typing some silly blog or Facebook status when the guy is in the kitchen asking for more juice. If you ignore him, he'll just learn to ignore you.
Now, gotta go, as frycook, waitress, busboy I don't have many moments to spare before 7 am, the bus, the bus, we're gonna be late for the bus!