6 Ways to Stop Whining

4. "By whining, our children learn that we will then pay attention to them. It's not their tone of voice that we should be reinforcing. We really can avoid the problem with better listening skills and hopefully they will no longer feel the need to indulge the nasty whining habit."

5. "My house is full of kids with a sense of humor. If they whine, I whine right back. 'But, Mooooom...,' they drag on. 'But, daaarlings...,' I yodel. Usually they are sick of me first. Victory!"

6. "Do you notice that whining polls do not allow for any answer involving actually trying to find why the child is whining? Is it because the poller/s assume a child is doing it only to annoy grown-ups?"

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