We all like to pretend that our children always use those sweet and innocent voices that make our hearts melt. But the truth is, that sometimes they have been known to whimper, and yes, even whine. If only they could hear themselves, and realize that they can choose happiness in every situation, things would get better.
Books for Children Ages: 2 to 6 years old
Related Discussion Topics: Being grateful, looking for the good in everything, using kind voices and words.
- Role play situations in which your child might be tempted to whine. Take turns being the whiner. Be as silly and whiny as you want the first time around, but then practice what the nice way to ask/talk would be.
- Go to a place where you can sit and observe lots of people. This could just be during your normal routine, such as at the store. Discuss the manners that others are displaying. Focus on the good behaviors that you want your child to emulate, such as "See how thoughtful that person is being" or "Let's make sure to say thank you for all their work."
- Write a letter to the people living in Whimper-Whiney land. Tell them all the reasons that they want to stop whining, and all the things there are to be thankful for.