Stop making that noise, Tia
Stop playing the guitar right now, Tia.
Can you stop running around, Tia?
Tia did all she could to thwart her dad’s attention from his mobile.
If only, dad spends time with me, sighed the motherless child.
Word of the week – thwart (verb) – prevent (someone) from accomplishing something. To oppose successfully; defeat the hopes or aspirations of. Synonyms – stop, prevent, keep from, foil, frustrate.