I veer slightly to the left when I’m walking. And if I’m not paying attention, I will crash into the person walking with me.
I turn dramatically toward the negative when I am thinking. And if I’m not paying attention, I will take those thoughts as truth and spread them.
It sounds like it should be an easy fix.
I instruct the children (who are often not paying attention) to focus their eyes, focus their mind, focus their body.
It works for adults too.