Seeking tips on stopping whining and not listening behavior of 5 year old boy
I've been reading quite about about the behaviors of 5 year old boys, and wanted to seek out tips and tricks for eliminating my son's tendency to whine/cry when he doesn't get his way or feelings are hurt, and testing of boundaries with not listening to and following instruction the first time he is told. We are doing everything we know like ensuring consistent relevant consequences when he doesn't listen, not responding to whining and emphasizing the utilization of words, acknowledging his feelings to help with outbursts (yell) when frustrated, reward system for postive behavior, etc. But wanted to see if any mommys out there had other tips as it relates to school homework, chores, etc. Our son is generally happy and very good, but he does consistently test the boundaries and I think may be a little more whiney than most boys. Or maybe most moms have the same issue too!