I don't know about you...
Whining drives me crazy.
Do you tend to hear whining in your children daily?
It comes in all sounds and noises...
"I want a snack..."
"Do I have to..."
"Mommy, mommy, mommy..."
"I don't want to take a nap.."
"She is touching my armmmmm...."
"Her foot is near my car seat,...."
" Can we have one of those?"
"My food is too hot.."
" I'm bored..."
"It's too hot out here!"
"I wanted to wear my other
and so on...
Squeaky, scratchy, high-pitched voices
trying to convey their irritation, their desires, their complaints, or their only form ever learned of communication.
What you don't encourage or allow from the beginning won't become a habit.
If you answer a whiner,,, then they will always expect a response.
Explain that whining is not allowed ,.,, in any shape or form,, even if it is to convey a positive request... and
TRAIN how to NOT whine. The correct and expected form of communicating... that way there is no confusion of what you are expecting.
Train and Re-train - Training is not a One-Time Deal.
Whining is a selfish way for any of us to communicate,
It is elevating our noise, our desires above another persons.
Whining doesn't have to ruin your day or any one else's for that matter.
Our children will only act out what we expect and train them to be.
Much happy noise is better than a little whining!
Even our children are happier with guidelines,,, and happy communication. I am sure that even though it may seem like they ENJOY whining.. that they really, truly don't!
What are YOU working on in your home right now?
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