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Is it normal for a 9 year old to whine?
A 9-year-old who whines frequently and demands his parents’ constant attention may be an overindulged child who needs a firm set of limits, many Child Life readers suggest. Check for other signs, also, such as depression or sleep problems, that indicate the child might benefit from professional help.
How do I get my 9 year old to stop whining?
How can I get my child to stop whining?
- Help your child find a voice. Make it clear that he must use his regular voice, not a whiny voice, to tell you things.
- Be polite.
- Encourage your child to say it in full.
- Write it down.
- Avoid edicts, and find solutions.
Why does my 9 year old son cry so much?
At any age, crying is a normal response to being overwhelmed by strong feelings, like anger, fear, stress, or even happiness. Some children, however, cry more than others. Those same children may get angry more often, feel frustrated faster, and get overly excited compared to their peers too.
Why does my 8 year old whine all the time?
Sometimes kids whine because they can’t quite express their feelings, so help your grade-schooler identify them when you can. You might say to him, for instance, “I can see that you’re upset. Be sure to carve out regular time to read together, play a game, or just talk — without your child having to complain first.
What causes whining in kids?
Kids may whine because they need your help or resources. Jessica Michaelson suggests that one of the main reasons kids whine is because they are exhausted and need your help. She suggests that sometimes, through a whine, they are telling you, “I can’t act big anymore, please take care of me like I was a baby.”
How do I stop whining?
STOP the Whining!
- Point out to children that they are whining.
- Never give children what they want when they are whining.
- The best way to respond when children are whining is to say you don’t understand them.
- Silence is golden.
- Don’t model whining.
- Reward appropriate language.
- Distract or redirect.
- Use Time-Out.
How do I stop whining and complaining?
But here are seven strategies you can try when you hear yourself complaining:
- Step back. Look at the big picture.
- Look within. Take your complaint seriously.
- Make a game of it. Wear a bracelet or rubber band on one wrist.
- Choose the right channel.
- Air valid concerns.
- Find the positives.
- Practice gratitude.
How do I stop my son from being a crybaby?
How You Can Help
- Don’t discourage your child from crying, especially when she’s already upset.
- Focus on the positives, not the negatives.
- Check whether you may be reinforcing the crying unintentionally.
- Teach your child alternatives to crying.
- Talk about what else he might have done besides bursting into tears.
What is normal behavior for a 10 year old boy?
With puberty around the corner, they may have more mood swings. They may be more sensitive or get discouraged easily, or become more self-conscious about their body. They’ll still tend to see adults as authority figures, follow their rules, and accept the beliefs of your family.
How do I get my 10 year old to stop whining?
These steps can help you stop your child’s whining.
- Establish a Household Rule about Whining.
- Provide a Warning.
- Remain Calm and Don’t Give In.
- Ignore Whining.
- Provide Positive Attention When the Behavior Stops.
- Prevent Whining in the Future.
How do I stop my 10 year old from whining?
Why does my boyfriend whine so much?
– Whining generally reflects a person’s inability to change either a situation or their own feelings. – Their relationship with you is more important than your solution to their problem. Things will not get better if you allow them to run rough-shod over you. Setting limits may feel unkind; but rejection will be worse.