How do I get my 6 year old son to stop complaining and whining about everything all day long?


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Anaquita - posted on 10/17/2012




Ignore it. (Unless it's a serious issue he's complaining about) Seriously, from the first time my son whined, I told him it was a foreign language I didn't understand, and would not respond too, unless he could talk to me in a normal voice. I ignore whining, and the lack of attention and response in any capacity (positive or negative), pretty much has trained him not to do it. If he's been doing this for awhile it may take a couple of weeks, or more, to get it to stop.

Amy - posted on 10/17/2012




Set up a rewards system for not complaining. My son at the beginning of the school year complained about how much he hated school and didn't want to go. I made a deal with him that if he could go a whole week without complaining about school I would take hit to visit his kindergarten teacher from the previous year. It was enough to break him of the habit, obviously he still tells me stuff that's important like the bully on the playground he's just not allowed to complain about how boring it is.

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