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Behavior Makeover: Whining

Makeover Results
All behavior makeovers take hard work, constant practice, and parental reinforcement. Each step your kid takes toward change may be a small one, so be sure to acknowledge and congratulate every one of them along the way. It takes a minimum of twenty-one days to see real results, so don't give up too soon. Remember that if one strategy doesn't work, another will. Write your child's weekly progress on the lines below. Keep track of daily progress in your Makeover Journal.

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Resources

Taming the Dragon in Your Child, by Meg Eastman and Sydney Craft Rozen (New York: Wiley, 1994). An excellent parenting resource to reduce back talk and whining.

Whining: Three Steps to Stopping It Before the Tears and Tantrums Start, by Audrey Ricker and Carolyn Crowder (New York: Fireside, 1998). A commonsense guide for parents to stopping whining behavior.

Winning the Whining Wars, by Cynthia Whitham (Los Angeles: Perspective Publishing, 1991). Another good parent guide to limit whining and back talk.

How to Lose All Your Friends, by Nancy Carlson (New York: Viking Press, 1994). A great picture book that looks at all the negative friendship consequences to displaying behaviors such as whining, not sharing, and never smiling. Ages 3 to 8.

How Rude! The Teenagers' Guide to Good Manners, Proper Behavior, and Not Grossing People Out, by Alex J. Packer (Minneapolis, Minn.: Free Spirit, 1997). Sound advice for teens about the world of manners conveyed in a humorous way. Ages 12 to 15.

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From No More Misbehavin' by Michele Borba, Ed.D. Copyright © 2003 by Michele Borba. All rights reserved. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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