What can I go about a very very winey 4 yr old?
Brandy - posted on 12/28/2012
I have the same problem with my 4yr old son. We explained to him that there are appropriate times to cry and this isn't one of them, we also explain the appropriate times. He's always been supper sensative. If he is being exceptionally whiney then we have him go to his bed until he can get a hold of himself then he can come back out. One thing he use to do when he started to cry was within 30 sec he would get so intense he would throw up. I remember one time at the store I told him he couldn't have the chips because we didn't pay for them yet and he instantly fell apart. The lady behind me started freaking out and said he was choking. I nonchalantly said no he isn't I haven't given him anything he could choke on. I am so glad we are beyond that phase now!
Ariana - posted on 09/24/2012
I would just tell her you don't respond to whining. Ignore her if she's whining. Everything she asks or says is to be ignored.
You may also need to show her what she sounds like. Tell her you seem to be talking like this 'example you think is necessary' and I want you to talk like this. So 'where are my shooeeessss' to a normal voice. You may want to warn her initially, something like, 'I only respond to people who talk nicely.' and then ignore her until she does.
I would just pretend she's not doing it at all.
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