A toddler whining for everything can really drive a parent up the wall. They whine for what they want and they whine for what they don’t get. If you have a toddler who likes to whine all the time, then this article is for you. Many parents will agree that there is a gene that is present in about ninety nine percent of the children and that is the whining gene. Read below to get some tips on how to stop that toddler from whining all the time.
One of the best ways to stop a toddler from whining would be to calmly give the toddler your explanation as to why they can’t have what they want, but you should be firm with this explanation.
You could always just ignore the toddler’s whining. If you do not give any response to their whining, then eventually they are going to stop. With this step, you will have to be really patient because it could be a long progress and you will have to repeat it a lot until they finally get the point.
If your child is whining, then tell them you would rather them say it in a regular voice. Don’t give your child what they want until they say it in a regular voice. Then you can re-ward their non-whining request to listen to them.
Every time your little one whines, put them in a time out and they will eventually stop that whining. For each year of age, limit the time outs to one minute. A 4 year old would get 4 minutes, 5 year old would get 5 minutes and so on.
When you child isn’t whining, reward them. For instance, if your toddler has a whine-free day, then you should give your toddler a sticker or a little snack that they like. You can gradually advance this forward to a whine free week, then a month. Soon enough your toddler will stop whining.
You should figure out if yo r toddler is whining because of something such as an illness, hunger or simply tiredness. These are normally the cases if your child is unusually whiny.