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6 Steps to Cure a Whiny Child

by Lindsay Hutton

"But Mo-omm!" Sound familiar? Children whine at all ages, whether you have a toddler who wants a new toy or a teen who wants to stay out an hour past curfew. Having a whiny child on your hands is sure to fray your nerves, so nip this bad habit in the bud with these tips and strategies.

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Pay Attention


Many times, a child whines because he knows it will get a reaction. Take the first step and make it a point to ask your child his thoughts and opinions. If he feels like he is making a contribution to what you are doing, he is less likely to resort to whining to get your attention.

Next: Address It

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