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Is whistling at your kids okay to get their attention, or is this like calling your dog?

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Question: Is whistling at your child okay to get their attention?

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Always okay... no problem

In crowded areas only or similar

Not okay


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Do you consider whistling an okay method of getting your child's attention?   My husband and I have differing views on this and I am wondering what other parents think.  Thanks! 

I should also mention that we have very active children (a 5 yr old and 3 yr old twins that love to run!)  BTW... I am the one that cringes at the whistling... 

by on Oct. 15, 2013 at 10:56 PM
Replies (31-37):
olivia_benson
by on Oct. 16, 2013 at 11:49 PM

 I really have too. My son is staring at the tv zoning out and I throw a stuffed animal at him, lol


Quoting RiotousDigits:

 

i've done that... they just start throwing shit back.

very counterproductive, especially when I'm trying to get them to clean up

Quoting olivia_benson:

Not OK!!!!

Throw something at them,,,it's faster!

 

 


 

nightengale4
by on Oct. 16, 2013 at 11:51 PM

 Unless you are throwing legos into their box!!  ps... this is a one child only activity... otherwise other children get winged with stray legos!


Quoting RiotousDigits:

 

i've done that... they just start throwing shit back.

very counterproductive, especially when I'm trying to get them to clean up

Quoting olivia_benson:

Not OK!!!!

Throw something at them,,,it's faster!

 

 


 

Mtdewwid
by Silver Member on Oct. 16, 2013 at 11:52 PM
Yup, fine. My DH used to whistle at home. That could reach ears on the third floor that his yell couldn't. It was just who he was. It was helpful in crowded places, because I knew if we were separated we'd always find each other. Oh, how I miss that.
nightengale4
by on Oct. 16, 2013 at 11:58 PM

BUMP!

nightengale4
by on Oct. 17, 2013 at 9:43 AM

BUMP!

bleumonster
by Ruby Member on Oct. 17, 2013 at 9:45 AM
Whatever works to get their attention.
nightengale4
by on Oct. 17, 2013 at 10:26 PM

BUMP!

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