Whining

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Whining
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Sun, 11-22-2009 - 7:34pm
Logan has been SO WHINY lately. How do you handle it when your 2/3 yo is whining all of the time? I'd love some new strategies to combat it...!!

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Mon, 11-23-2009 - 12:09pm
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Mon, 11-23-2009 - 3:32pm
Going through the same phase. We tell her sternly to ask in a better way and thats the only way she can get what she wants. If she starts a tantrum, we let it go because at the end of it, she realizes what mistake she did. Normally I tell her, "You could ask in a better way", she decreases being whiny a bit, then I ask her again "Better, you could ask in more better way, common"

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In reply to: cl_venusgrrl
Mon, 11-23-2009 - 3:55pm
I don't tolerate it. On the rare occasion that she attempts it, I don't acknowledge her until she speaks appropriately.
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In reply to: cl_venusgrrl
Tue, 11-24-2009 - 12:16am
FIrst I tell her to "use your words, tell me what you want, or show me, no whining" if she keeps whining and throwing a fit, I put her in her bed and tell her to stay there until she calms down/I come get her.. I let her know why she is there "you are whining, and throwing a fit, and we dont do that, so you must stay here until you calm down. "
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Registered: 12-02-2006
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Tue, 11-24-2009 - 12:41am

My guy goes through whiny stages too. Drives me up the wall. I tell him "I can't understand you." Then I will ignore him until he talks properly. I also say, "Please use your happy voice." If it's really bad and it's an all day sort of thing I sometimes try the "where did your happy face go? Oh no! It's lost!" Then we will have a hunt for it. Usually I find it in his belly button to much giggles.

My kid doesn't so much whine lately as DEMAND. He doesn't get much from me then, I can tell you! Often I make him 'try again' over and over until a pleasant voice is reached. This is boring and irritating for him so it usually doesn't last long!

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Tue, 11-24-2009 - 12:08pm

I also do the "I can't understand you when whine like that"... and eventually he'll talk normally ;)

So, I think I found a trend. Right before Logan has a growth spurt, he stops eating for about a week... and he gets really whiney. Then.. he'll snap out of it and eat everything in the house.. I'm wondering if thats what is happening now. He has barely eaten anything for the past week or so and has been so crabby. this morning he woke up super happy (no whining!!) and ate 2 bowls of cereal. I guess we'll see what happens. I hope he doesn't grow too much though.. i just bought him new pants!! LOL

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Mon, 12-21-2009 - 5:58pm

LOL- it must be the nature of the beast with 2 and 3 year olds!!!! When mine starts whining and is in a bad mood, I get down on all fours and I tell him "the tickle monster is coming to get him" and I start chasing him with my hands out and my fingers moving and instantly it turns into a gale of laughter and lots of smiles. I read somewhere that in order to combat your toddlers' mood swings, the best thing to do is try to reverse the situation but playing a silly game and distracting them, in esesence, so they forget about why they were whining in the first place. Actually, it was my Mom who started it when she was over here one day and my son was driving ym bonkers. She totally turned his mood around by being silly. My Mom is wise after raising two kids herself....


I don't know- it seems to work for us, but the whining at this point is part of

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