An anecdote comes to mind ...
A bunch of adults were having a conversation when my niece, who was about 2-years-old, stomped into the room and yelled: "LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME!!" As any 2-year-old does, she wanted to be the centre of attention, and to have everyone do as she demanded.
The adults in the room just ignored her ... well, all except me
. She was so darn cute, I couldn't resist.