Answer by MamaPyratekk at 12:15 PM on Jul. 12, 2008
I know exactly what you mean. My son has legitimate I'm hurt or scared or tired or hungry cries. But he also has a I don't like this, or give me that, whiny cry that I consider to be cry babyish. I try to be firm with him when he's like that and not give into him. He's started it recently so I can't tell if my little plan is working or not.
I've have family members who don't see that their children are manipulating them until they're 3 or 4. By then the child has years of practice and it's a hard habit to break. I'm trying really hard to teach him now that he can't cry and whine to get his own way. good luck to of us!!
Answer by MAUREEN55 at 1:08 PM on Jul. 12, 2008
Answer by Anonymous at 4:31 PM on Jul. 12, 2008
WOW!! I happen to be an excellent mother. I'm not sure how you feel able to evaluate my parenting skills based on two paragraphs I wrote on the Internet.
When I take something away from my son and he starts crying I know why he's doing it. Even at one he will cry just because he's not getting his way. When my son is crying and I don't know why I comfort him and find out why. When he cries in the middle of the night I check on him and pick him and shower him with love. When I don't let him stick something in the electrical socket and he starts crying it's not because he needs something it's because he's not getting what he wants. I don't ignore him or walk away, but I also don't give him what he wants or distract him by reinforcing the crying. Crying is one of many ways my son communicates to me. I don't wantit to be the only way he communicates.
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