My daughters friend is sweet but she wines alot and now my kids are copying!!!!! Suggestion PLEASE!!

Kristin - posted on 08/13/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )




My daughter is 4, and her friend is 5. I allow her friend to come over alot and they enjoy playing. The only problem is, this little girl WINES and says things like "noooooaa" for no and "oookkayyaaa" for ok. And just constantly wines and ends words with an ecooooing "aaaaa". NOW both my 4 year old daughter and 2 year old son are picking up on it!!!!! I want them to play and have fun but now I'm trying to get all three to stop the ecoing wine. LOL. Sounds funny but if you heard it, its not cute!!!


Erin - posted on 08/13/2010




You can't control what other people's children do but you can however try to correct this behaver with your own children. Starting with your 4 year old. What I would do is explain to your daughter that kind of wining is unacceptable and even though her friend does it you won't tolerate it from her. The two year old will be a little trickier because he is mimicking them and doesn't understand as much yet. But try explaining to your daughter that big girls don't wine and she needs to set a good example for her younger brother. Who knows maybe the friend will catch on as well. If all else fails maybe you could try imitating the wining to your daughter and maybe she'll see how annoying it sounds. Anyway good luck.


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Racheal - posted on 08/19/2010




i ahve the same problem only my 5 yr olds friend is 7 and whines AND has severe anger issues that my son in now copying...i imediatly stopped letting them play!! that family has issues that i dont want to be around or my children around!!

Rebecca - posted on 08/18/2010




i have the same problem but its nt my daughters friend its my daughters auntie she 13 and she does dat everything she says its like shes gotta carry on her words my partner cant be around her cause its winds him up so much hes sed plenty ov times to me why does she have to talk like dat and i feel like going in there and shouting in her face "either talk properly or not at all" bt i just say to my lil girl she cant talk properly and she has to and be locked away for a few days to see if she can talk properly afterwards so if u carry on talkin like her den dey'll come for you to sometimes my lil girl slips up then she starts whispering "did dey hear me? are they coming for me?" sounds nasty i know bt didnt nor wot else to say x

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