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How To Stop Kids From Whining - Stop Tantrums
6 Ways to Deal with a Complaining Child
The persistent moaning and crying of their young child can make the most patient, calm parents frenzied and helpless. They want it to stop immediately. They want to exert their authority, make the child change and feel their power and control over him. After all, they are the adults. If they are in public, they feel embarrassed, inadequate and speak through clenched teeth, "Just wait 'til we get home.
At any given time, there are myriad things to possibly complain about. From your looks, to the waiter, to your neighbors, your boss, customers, contractors, family, and friends… the list goes on. Occasional complaining is not a vice. In fact, when you complain about something, you could bring it to the attention of the person concerned and the problem could get fixed. The problem is whining—consistent, extensive and frequent complaining about everything, from the important to the most mundane. Whining is not only burdensome to the people around you; it could also have adverse effects on the quality and outcome of your life.
You know that your preschooler is trying to manipulate you, but whenever he whines, he wins. Almost from the time my daughter, Elizabeth, could speak in sentences, she whined when she didn't get what she wanted: my attention, a snack, a repair job on a faulty toy. When she turned and suddenly seemed like such a "big girl"-- her continued whining started to drive me crazy. I'd mutter angrily under my breath, clench my teeth, even whine back. Once I lost control and screamed "Shut up! But more often than not, I'd let her have her way just to make the shrill sound stop.
No problem. We all make mistakes. Unfortunately, most children have this secret weapon at the ready any time they want to get under our skin or get their way. We will do just about anything to get them to stop whining… now! Here are six things that will really help you stop the whining and the complaining in your house. Perhaps your child is mimicking the behavior of someone else—a parent, sibling, friend or even TV character—who complains or criticizes.