I have a 4 year old that is constantly whinning. i know that I must have reinforced this behavior but i am not sure how. i try to not give in when he whines and make him ask in a "bog boy" voice. Part of the issue is a one year old baby brother. He is also mean to him by pushing and hitting. I was raised with a sister and baby sat girls...not sure what boiys are supposed to act like and how they get along. HELP!!Answer Question
Answer by mmmegan38 at 1:33 PM on Jan. 30, 2010
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Answer by AngelaKeeling at 2:35 PM on Jan. 30, 2010
Whining is an indication that a child is used to getting his own way.
Sorry, but this is just absolutely not true. Whining is completely unacceptable in our home and we DO NOT cater to it or respond to it. But do our kids whine? Yes, of course. They're kids.
What I usually do is ask, "Do you think you're going to get what you want that way?" and they have heard that long enough to know that it means whining is not going to do the trick. If they are just whining to tell me a story (or whatever), I tell them they need to stop talking until they are ready to speak without a whiney voice. This has been going on for so long that it's usually not more than a few seconds for them to start in an acceptable non-whiney voice.
But the real answer is....you start when they are young. 1, 2 years of age.
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