11 Feb The Cure for Whining
Our next two parent topics are committed to supporting parents around children’s challenging behaviors. Rebecca Eanes, the author of the best-seller book Positive Parenting, surveyed over 9000 parents and asked them what were the top behaviors that made parents lose their control. Children whining came in second!
We have no doubt there are many TLC parents with ample experience with little ones whining and will find this week’s discussion very helpful. However, If you are a TLC parent that hasn’t yet experienced whining, please take the time to do some preventive work and review Dr. Laura’s Markham’s on-line resource, The Cure for Whining. As always, feel free to share your personal stories from home in your Play & Parenting class!
Why do parents hate whining so much? Because whining is your little one’s more mature form of crying. She’s letting you know she needs your attention. And human grownups are programmed to react to whining as much as to crying, so the needs of tiny humans get met. So the minute you hear that whine, you react with anxiety. You’ll do anything to stop it.