my 20 month old only whines when im around

Ashley - posted on 01/31/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My son has a problem when he is around me he dosen't want to leave my side. he wont go play in his room and if i ask him too he starts to cry. he feels like the only way to get my attention is with a whiney voice. when my boyfriend watches him for the day he doesnt act up at all. i just dont understand how to fix it. and if any of us tell him to go do something he cries too

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Honey I love you, but I don't like to be around you when you whine"
child whines
"uh oh - guess you can have some time in your room"
child calms down from ensuing temper tantrum that will happen when you put them in their room
"Honey I am so glad you are happy - now I want you to be around me! lets go play together!!"

Child whines
"You may whine and go to your room, or stop whining, be happy and stay here with me. Which one do you want?"
child whines
"Uh oh so sad -off to your room. when you are sweet you can come out!"

repeat.

repeat

repeat.

got this straight out of Love and Logic
www.loveandlogic.com

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