Whining

Amber - posted on 06/24/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )

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Does anybody elses kid whine about EVERYTHING?? What do you do about it? My son whines about everything and it drives me crazy. What can I do to make it stop?

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Carrie - posted on 09/28/2010

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My girls use to. I would ignore them completely. Then they started asking me why i was not responding (in their own vocabulary of course) and I would tell them, "I don't hear whining, I only hear big girl voices". It worked. A couple of times I might have whined back and they didn't like that.

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Bethany - posted on 09/16/2010

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First I would make sure it's not a sensory issue. Does he whine because he doesn't like you to brush his hair and teeth or he doesn't want to watch something different on tv. If he doesn't like you to brush hair/teeth certain clothes or food you may have issues with sensory development. My son had some issues with it and goes to an occupational therapist which has helped tremendously. If it's just tv or going to school or whatever then chances are you need to ignore it and don't give him attention for it even if it's negative attention. Only give attention to the positive behaviors.

Nikki - posted on 09/09/2010

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My son does this too. I say "I can not understand what you are saying, stop crying/whining and say it like a big boy" I wati a few seconds and then he tries again and I give him his answer. sometimes its just cause he is tooo tired! Other times ugh...

Jane - posted on 07/14/2010

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Yes, we´ve also reached the whining age (sometimes they never grow out of it though!). I´m not sure, but I think all children have to go through this phase. I believe they are trying out how far they can go. Amy has just turned 3 and is my fourth child. You think we should be used to this? No way. Crazy, crazy girl but so sweet - aren´t they all?

Jennifer - posted on 07/08/2010

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I HATE whining so from the very start I've discouraged it. My son knows that when I say STOP WHINING, he stops. Then I ask him to tell me again what he was trying to say. He barely whines at all now and I think that's pretty good for a 3 year old.

Kasey - posted on 07/07/2010

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i tell my son to ask properly caus i cant understand him. if that doesnt work then i ignore him untill he talks properly or forgets about what he wanted

Tonya - posted on 07/03/2010

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I wish I knew. My daughter whines a lot. I just tell her to use her words and manners! I won't do what she wants unless she asks nicely.

Stephanie - posted on 06/29/2010

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Oh yes I know all about kids whining. My 3 year old son whines about any and everything. I dont really do anything about it until it gets so bad that I want to go crazy. Then at that point I just give in to whatever it is that he is whining about.

Lindie - posted on 06/29/2010

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I ignore my child flat out...until she TALKS and ASKS in a proper understanding way. ...it worked for me. I also explained to her that if she does NOT stop whining, I will not be listening. It helped

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I always tell our daughter I cant understand her and whining gets her nothing and walk away or tell her to go play till she can talk to me. It drives me nuts and if she keeps it up I totally ignore her. i have found that she normally either changes how she says something or walks away and forgets what she wanted in the first place.

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