Liam did this about 3 too. It stopped pretty quickly too, he is normally pretty easy going so it drove us nuts that he was all whiny. I also find he gets that way when he is sick or coming down with something. I hope the stage is fast for you too. Yes, perhaps it is a combination of turning 3, and having a runny nose. I try my best to ignore, I even go to the furtherest room in the house (which isn't far, our house is tiny) and start working away, like he doesn't exhist. It is hard though b/c I've been programmed to encourage him to talk and give him what he wants when he makes the effort. So, I may be getting a tad manipulated ... must stop. Thanks for the replies. My kids haven't necessarily been very compliant, but for some lucky reason they never really discovered the whiny tone. My NT nephew has a tendency to whine, though, and my sister tells him that grown-ups' ears can't hear whiney words. If he uses a whiney tone, she reminds him and pretends she can't hear or understand a word he says, then praises him when he switches tone. It works well for them, and might work for those who have trouble simply ignoring the behavior.
ignore the whining of course - but sometimes I think this is a developmental stage ahead - when they figure out they can control their lives
I would also make sure he was not sick or anything - my son always turns super clingy and tiresome when he is sick
OK, this is soo weird and happens from time to time. I WILL start a new thread on this but want to give this thread some continuity. The full moon is in recesssion tonight and ds has stopped whining. Ds gets very off kilter about once every three-four months around a full moon. Not every month ... just enough for me to blame it. He has been back to his angel boy status today. Whining was minimal and when I told him to do something (get upstairs, drink your juice, get your feet off the table). He did it w/out question. Hmmmm, maybe he knew I posted about him
Seriously, ds has a lot of sensory issues, could the tug of the earth be involved from time to time? Gonna post new right now!
Whining drives me crazy!! Sometimes Jair will get frustrated with Lia, and start whining/shrieking... I used to say, "Don't whine! Stop whining!" Lol Finally, though, I have started demonstrating "whining," so he knows what I'm talking about. I'll echo his whine very dramatically, loudly, until he's staring at me, then I'll say:"That's whining, and it hurts my ears. Don't talk like that, don't whine. Say it like this: ____."