Any other Mommy's going through a WHINEY stage?

User - posted on 05/21/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I love my daughter to death. But lately it seems she is so whiney I can't get anything done. She is always following me around every where which is fine unless she whines the whole time, so I feel I have no choice but to pick her up. I don't know what to do to get her off this. I am a single mom so I don't really get breaks. Please help.

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Simone - posted on 05/21/2009

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Yes my daughter is like tht, my son went though the same but not as bad as my daughter, i find alot more of the time tht she does it more than doesnt, but u ave to persavire, i usually try n tke her mind off of whinging, n find summin tht she like to do or things like tht, and usually seems to wrk, but she has to know tht she cant` have my attention all the time, n i have loads of ways to try and tke her mind of it but alot of the time as well, it don`t work and she still carries on.

Fiona - posted on 05/21/2009

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I will never forget standing near my mother while she was cooking, whining about wanting a drink, must have been 4 or so, her response was "Mom is not here right now".



All of them go through a whiney stage..... make sure she is safe, fed, clean and watered (heh) and then get on with what you need to do. Explain to her that mommy has to do this now and that you will do something together when you are finished..... then follow through with the promise (I can't stress that part enough). Eventually she will understand that sometimes mom has to devote attention elsewhere.



Good luck!

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