Whining

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Registered: 06-16-2003
Whining
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Mon, 06-16-2003 - 5:43pm
I have an 11 month old girl who is the apple of our eyes. She gets lots of attention and is also capable of entertaining herself with some toys. I work Full time (4 days in office and one day at home) and she goes to a sitter whom she loves while I am out. She is home with me when I work from home.

SHe has taken to whining ALL THE TIME when my husband and I are around, but she is an angel with everyone else. It is incessant and no matter what I do I cannot seem to please her. She is not sick or hungry. I feel like she hates me, but I try so hard to spend quality time with her when I get home and on the weekends. If she wants to be picked up, she whines, I do it, then she wants to get down, and then whines when I do that.

Please somebody tell me that this is a phase and that she will stop at some point. She just seems a little young to be so whiny, since everything I can find anywhere says that this is usually a problem with older children. PLEASE help me. SHe is still a little too young to be reasoned with.
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Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: cegher
Mon, 06-16-2003 - 8:48pm
She will probably outgrow it. She wants your attention and that is her way of showing it. I remember my daughter did the same thing around that age and it drove me crazy because everyone else thought she was a perfect angel! Hang in there......
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Registered: 03-19-2003
In reply to: cegher
Tue, 06-17-2003 - 8:43am
I really think this is a separation anxiety issue. 11 months is just about the time when alot of children really feel it. I know my 16 month is really clingy/whiney when I get home from work and pick her up from the sitter. she's up under my feet constantly when I'm making dinner, doing the Rachel's bath, etc.

Tough it out mom, it's stage and this too shall pass.

Lisa

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Registered: 04-17-2003
In reply to: cegher
Wed, 06-18-2003 - 8:43am
I agree with the others, it's just a stage and she will outgrow it. Don't make a huge deal out of it because you don't want her to learn that whining is the way to get what she wants-your undivided attention. Try to ignore it as much as you can. She'll find something else to get on your nerves with soon.



Karla