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    An_267084 posted:
    My son is 4 going on 5 in about 4 days, he is constantly whining about everything, anywhere we go. I try and sit and talk to him, but it seems like it is getting worse. He is also having issues with listening. Any suggestions or tips? please
     
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    Sydney2003 responded:
    I have raise 4'kids and gone through the same thing. It is normal. The strategy I used to quiet them down was giving them penal stimulation. This will calm them and make them more acceptable in the future.
     
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    nicolelopez21 replied to Sydney2003's response:
    WTF you're kidding right? That is sexual abuse.
     
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    nicolelopez21 responded:
    Please do not listed to that other commenter that is promoting sexual abuse. You do need to "nip this in the bud" as it will just continue to get worse. I have a 4, almost 5, year old son and I am able to reason with him. If he keeps whining, he will not get to play with his friends that day. Or we will not go somewhere fun if that's where we're going. Basically I take away whatever is important to him in that moment and I follow through until he can stop whining and find his "good boy attitude". I am trying to teach him that how he behaves is his choice and he can choose to have a positive attitude or negative. If he has a positive attitude I will reward him (whether that be a 25 cent gumball or an extra 10 mins to play with his friends). That works for my son but you should try different things until you figure out what works for him and his personality. And of course avoid running errands when he is tired or hungry - that always increases whining for us!


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