My daughter is 3. Every time I tell her no to something she whines and cries until I give in... and I do most of the time. I will say no and when she whines I think "Is it really that big a deal? I don't WANT her to have/do that right now, but am I willing to fight over it?" And I let her have/do what she wants. I'm wanting to buckle down on the bad behavior and the whining, but I feel like she's too young to understand... it almost feels like letting a baby cry, which I don't agree with. I don't want to hurt her feelings or make her feel bad, but I DO want her to take no for an answer when she asks for her 5th glass of juice or to watch her 7th cartoon of the day.
Am I just being a big softy or am I right in feeling this way?
Answer by girlwithC at 9:34 AM on Jun. 1, 2011
Answer by bcauseimthemom at 7:29 PM on May. 31, 2011
Answer by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 8:16 PM on May. 31, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 7:21 PM on May. 31, 2011
Don't give it!! Let NO mean NO!! When my kids carry on I after I say it's a NO I send them to their rooms!! This has greatly reduces the after no whine!! (They are 4 & 7)
Answer by Crafty26 at 7:22 PM on May. 31, 2011
Answer by A.Perry at 7:37 PM on May. 31, 2011
sounds like she has you trained! If she keeps whining about everything then send her back to her room or put her to bed early! Just don't give in after you say no, or she will only get worse!
Answer by Crafty26 at 7:45 PM on May. 31, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 7:52 PM on May. 31, 2011
Answer by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 8:21 PM on May. 31, 2011
Answer by MLM0503 at 7:24 PM on May. 31, 2011