Totally sick of SS's whining: whining if he doesn't like what we ask him to do, whining if he doesn't get his way, whining if he doesn't want to try something that he thinks is too hard, etc. etc. etc. He usually gets 3 chances and then loses something, but it happens so much I'm just tired of dealing with it. How do you handle this for your own kids ? Are they allowed to get away with it? What's a better way to deal with it, since his losing things isn't really working?
(And yes, I am a SM but am with him most of the time, so it IS my right to step in and handle this, especially since DH often won't even when it happens when he's around.)
Asked by Anonymous at 10:53 PM on Oct. 6, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
Answer by KalebsMommee at 10:54 PM on Oct. 6, 2009
Answer by Chris0110 at 10:59 PM on Oct. 6, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:02 PM on Oct. 6, 2009
I'm just dealing with a whinny 2 year old so I don't have practical experience but I did go to a seminar that dealt with behavior in the classroom (I'm a teacher) and the advice to change behavior was this. . . give it a name (whining) and then call them out on it. . . "billy, that's whining. Whining doesn't get you what you want. Instead of whining ask for it plainly or you will go into time out" It worked for high school students (not whining though) so it might work for your. . . PS. . . the speaker is Chick Moorman, here is a link to his website, http://www.chickmoorman.com/He has a number of books about parent/child communication, teacher/student, and even couples.
Answer by chrissmom734 at 11:12 PM on Oct. 6, 2009
Answer by Robsmommy at 11:57 PM on Oct. 6, 2009
Answer by jessradtke at 5:33 PM on Oct. 7, 2009
Answer by luvbnmomnwife at 10:05 PM on Oct. 17, 2009
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