One Strategy to Wipe Out Whining: Use A Regular Voice

When your child whines, remind them that when they can use a “regular voice” to tell you what they need, you’ll be happy to help them. When you start using this technique, be mindful of positively reinforcing the behavior (the “regular voice”) when they do it…even if it means an extra cookie. You’ll be pleased to see how quickly you hear less whining!