Whining – why it happens and what to do

I always try to share the most helpful of articles with my au pair audience, as well as parents and other caregivers. Today I found a great piece of advice on whining, why it happens, and what to do about it. Check it out and let me know what you think. My six children all register differently on the whining scale, depending on the age and maybe even birth order.

My oldest may be the biggest whiner, or my first born son. That sounds terrible, but fact is fact. Number six doesn’t whine much, perhaps because he gets no response, or because we avoid the whine by attempting to distract away from it or do any number of other things to communicate rather than respond to a whine.

Please share this information with your au pair or other care giver, and be sure to read it yourself and be out there in front of your toddler and his or her behavior!

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