My son has a really bad problem with constantly whining or sounding "attitudey" when he speaks. He swears he doesn't know when he is doing it. I really just don't think he thinks about it before he opens his mouth. His friends are starting to get angry with him, and he is constantly upsetting people. This isn't really new, but it has gotten worse recently. As is, he gets warned the first time, with a reminder to think about his tone before he talks, then the second time, he gets a privilege removed for the day. The third time, he gets another privilege removed. Then it is extended to two days, then three. He never goes anywhere without a parent yet anyway, so we don't ground him from friends, but would if that were the case. As is now, he is grounded from all video and computer games, cartoons, and movies for the next 10 days. But he still is doing it.
Answer by tropicalmama at 11:35 AM on Jun. 15, 2009
Answer by Bmat at 11:29 AM on Jun. 15, 2009
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Answer by sparrowprincess at 10:22 PM on Jun. 15, 2009
I like the idea of taping him so he can hear himself. Not video taping, just tape recording him. He probably does not realize he is doing it. Whining usually is a sign of being tired. There are also some good kids books about whining, being bossy which might help him see himself. Look at the Help Me Be Good (Whining/Bossy) here http://www.cjkidz.com/parentsgrandparentsteachers.html and also Manners.
Answer by momjs at 11:21 PM on Jun. 15, 2009