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6 Steps to Cure a Whiny Child

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Give Positive Reinforcement

When your child talks politely or pleasantly, take notice, and respond. Saying, "I like the way you used your manners," will show your child that her efforts don't go unappreciated, and that she doesn't have to resort to whining to get what she needs.

The same goes for older children and teens. If your teen approaches you in a mature manner about something she needs or wants, responding positively will help keep this trend going.

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