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How to Stop Your Child's Whining in Its Tracks

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We tend to think that whining just comes with the territory of parenting. But it's actually a message. And if you know how to listen to it, you can turn whining into an exception, rather than a daily frustration.

In this episode, Carol impersonates all 4 Types of whining. (If you're not sure which Type of child you're raising, this will give you clues!)

This week’s Parenting Practice

Next time your child whines, use two simple steps:

1. Notice the unmet need that's driving the whine. Is it emotional or physical?

2. Train your child to ask for what they need respectfully. (Consider using the toolbox of phrases that Anne and Carol share in the episode.)

Learn more from Carol each week! Visit thechildwhisperer.com and receive Carol and Anne's weekly Parenting Practice right to your inbox.  

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