Five year old Boy whines about everything!

Kristina - posted on 09/05/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My son is the whines about everything, for example if he can not figure something out, or if we tell he is not allowed to do something, or if we say we are leaving a grandparents house before he is ready to go, then there is the brushing his teeth ordeal, and when we are doing homework he gets so frustrated and cries and says he cant do it he doesnt know how then just whines about doing his homework after that. I am at a loss what is a way to make it stop it is so frustrating is it normal even though he is a boy?

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Hil - posted on 06/10/2011

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Whining is one thing I DO NOT allow in our house because I absolutely HATE IT! When my son was younger and began to whine I let him know that I would not be listening while he was talking that way because he knew how to talk properly and I couldn't understand babbling...If he continued to whine I would walk away, and if he started to scream or cry I ignored it. But trust me he didn't cry or scream for long before he got up and told me what he wanted. After a few times of doing that he doesn't do it at all because he knows that whining will not help him AT ALL! Try it out it may just work for you too! Good luck!

Diane - posted on 10/08/2009

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My daughter does it sometimes when she does not want to do something but she wants to play. I make homework into a game for her. make up songs to go with the homework. if they need to work on letter recognition read books and have them try to find the letter that they are learning. for counting we sang songs that had to do with counting. also i found out if i give her a snack and a drink with homework she will sit and do it with no problem. i hope that it helps.

Andrea - posted on 09/24/2009

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My son also whines a lot so you are not alone. In fact some days I feel like the Mayor of Whineyville. I know a couple things that have helped me. One thing I do is when the whine starts I send him to his room and tell him he can come out when he's done and ready to talk or listening better. Other times I use redirection or I ask him what's wrong and he has to tell me without the whine. It depends on what the whine is about. I don't know if its normal or not. Most people tell me its not and suggest that he should tested for behavioral problems.

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