Even Supermoms have their Kryptonite… Mine is whining. Nothing gets my eye twitching faster than hearing kids whine. It doesn’t even have to be my own children – other people’s kids can grate on me too.
Thankfully I’m not a pushover, so by now my 4 year old son knows that whining will get him nothing but a consequence – which is often nothing (like missing out on a particular snack or toy). However, that doesn’t stop him from the occasional whining binge. Or if we have play-dates with a particularly whiny child, my son quickly digresses into whining right along with them.
So, in an effort to curb whining in our household, I’ve posted a ‘No Whining’ sign and added it to the list of ‘House Rules’ (see related post on ‘Our General House Rules’). Consequenses range from: No Snack; a Time Out; to a 1/2 hour earlier bedtime…
I’d love to hear what creative ways you’ve come up with to ‘Tame the Whining Beast’ in your home.