Why Your Kid Whines -- and How to Get Her to Stop

Got a whiny kid? (Doesn't everyone at times?) We've got strategies to help you deal! (17 Photos)

Bonnie Vengrow on Oct 19, 2012 at 1:56PM

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Why Your Kid Whines -- and How to Get Her to Stop

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When Does Whining Start?

The short answer: As soon as he realizes it gets him what he wants. But typically, expect griping to begin around 18–24 months of age and reappear during key developmental phases. While you can't prevent whining from starting, you do have some control over when it stops. According to Dr. Kate Eshleman, a pediatric psychologist at the Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital, "whining can last as long as it's tolerated."

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