When it comes to almost anything my DD will whine! How do I stop this?! For those of you that have sensitive DD's that whine about everything you know how annoying this is. She will be 4 in June, and I keep telling myself this is a phase, but I'm afraid that it will only get worse.
We've tried making her leave the room, sitting in time out but nothing works. She whines when she doesn't get her way or when she's told "No!" She has never been the kind of child to get everything she wants. We try to re-direct her, but that doesn't work either! I'm ready to pull out my hair! Between this and potty training!!!!
Answer by ShaunnaMichelle at 1:29 AM on Mar. 21, 2010
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Answer by beckcorc at 8:43 AM on Mar. 21, 2010
Whine is normal for that age. My son is three and he does occasionally. Especially when he is tired or when he has had too much activity. I do use the "I can't hear well when you talk like that. I need you to talk like a big boy to understand what you want." I also role play with my husband in front of my child. I whine and he turns to my son saying he just doesn't understand what Mom wants. Then I ask without the whine. Soon my child will start saying, "I can't understand what you need. I need you to use a better voice." Role playing worked for us so he could visually see and then hear how it works as far as getting needs met. The other part is whining to get his way. I might say no and then the whine starts. No matter how much he whines or cries I still do not give in. That is the only time I just flat out ignore it because it doesn't matter if he uses a normal tone - the answer is still no. I also put myself
Answer by frogdawg at 9:59 AM on Mar. 21, 2010
in time out. I don't call it time out. I call it needing personal space. I tell him that I need some time and personal space right now because my ears hurt. I tell him I understand he is upset, it is his right to be sad or mad but it is my right to have my ears not hurt right now. So his choices are he can have some personal time in his room (not the same as time out) or I can have some personal time in my room. There is nothing wrong with crying or being upset. So he can cry all he wants in his room and take the time he needs to settle down. It is not a punishment for being sad. Now if he does something worthy of an actual punishment - then I do time out. Like throw a toy at the wall. Time out is what we call the watching chair. He can watch activity but not participate and must sit there for a few minutes. Then there is removal of a toy. Putting a toy in time out is the worst punishment ever for him.
Answer by frogdawg at 10:04 AM on Mar. 21, 2010
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