Tips to Stop Your Kids from Whining

Friday, June 10, 2011

It doesn’t matter if you are one of the calmest parents around but whining can really test your patience. Every kid does that and of course it is annoying to any parent to hear the endless whines of their children. How can you make this stop and make sure that it won’t happen again? Now this is not rocket science but it can be quite a challenge. The success of this attempt will depend on the parent’s ability to discipline their child. Here are some tips that you can try in order to control your child’s whining:

Be consistent with your rules and tone of voice. It is very important to talk to your kids in a matured yet calm tone. Tell your kids that whining is what babies do and explain why as a grownup he doesn’t need to use that trick in order to get what he wants. Remind your child to talk in a “big kid voice” when trying to explain something.

If the whining won’t stop after several attempts to explain, ignore it completely. Walk away or be quiet and continue with what you are doing. Sooner or later the child will eventually get tired or divert the attention to something else.

As a parent, you need to be firm with your decision. A “No” is a No and it won’t change even if they won’t stop. Do not be carried away with your kid’s tantrums, as the older person in the conversation, you should have control of the whole situation.

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