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Whinging driving me mad. How do you cope? Not sure I can.

(10 Posts)
poshsinglemum Wed 23-Sep-09 10:11:00

DD is only 15 months and mostly an absolute delight but I just cannot abide her frequent whinging.
I know that it'snot her fault but it really presses my annoyance button and Ive snapped at her to stop it a few times this week.
Any other suggestions. It dosn't help that I'm knackered and finding single motherhood a bit meh at the moment.

FernieB Wed 23-Sep-09 13:22:07

Sorry can't help. My DD's are 9 and still excellent at whinging! Eventually you learn to tune it out - it's all white noise to me now (although drives my DH mad).

LauraN1 Wed 23-Sep-09 22:14:16

If I had a penny for every time I say "use a normal voice please", I'd be typing this on a keyboard made of gold. (My DS is 3)

NestaFiesta Mon 05-Oct-09 12:08:07

My son is 3 and when he whinges I do an impression of him and then ask if its a nice noise. I'm not saying it works every time, but I have to tell myself I'm trying something!

preciouslillywhite Mon 05-Oct-09 12:11:31

I used to say "ok- now can you tell me in a normal voice, please"

[hard faced cow emoticon]

HKT Mon 05-Oct-09 12:58:19

My DD is 7 and still whinges for Britain! I don't listen to her, and she'll then stop and talk in a normal voice.
I'm sure by the time she's 20 she'll have stopped!

oneplusone Mon 05-Oct-09 13:01:36

I just say I don't understand whinging and ask DD to speak in a normal voice. But so far she hasn't learnt to stop whinging altogether and I can't see it happening any time soon.

Supercherry Mon 05-Oct-09 14:19:24

I agree with you, poshsinglemum, the whining really grates. The only thing that works on my 20mth old is distraction: a snack (bowl of chopped fruit or raisins), a drink, Cbeebies, dvd, book, crayons and paper etc. A change of scenery is good too so we go in the garden or upstairs to play if we're staying in.

cruisemum1 Mon 05-Oct-09 16:57:03

Ds does this. Sooooo annoying. I always tell him I cannot hear if he uses that whiney voice. I can only hear if he speaks in his normal voice. I keep on doing whatever I am doing until he speaks properly. It does work (mostly) but it is still enormously irritating!

LittleSilver Tue 06-Oct-09 20:32:28

I second cruisemum.

Say "Mummy can't hear whining." And repeat.

And repeat.

And repeat.

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