No, I didn’t spell it wrong. I meant WHINE, not Wine.
My son is a whiner. Like… ohmygodshutupshutupshutup whining. When he isn’t throwing a FULL.FLEDGED.TEMPER.TANTRUM because he didn’t get his way, he is whining. The constant, “ehhh ehhhh mmmmm ehhhhh” is SOOOOO fingernails on the chalkboard for me. I try not to freak out but inside my brain is screaming “SHUUUTTT UPPPP!!!!!!!!!” And I just try to walk him through it. What is the proper response? Better yet, does anyone have SuperNanny’s cell phone number? *grin*
There are all scales of tantrums and whines in this house. They can start for anything under the sun. Like his car isn’t doing what he wants. Or he didn’t want milk in his sippy cup, he wanted juice. Or he wants to lay on his back not on his side. Or he wants to run around the store instead of sit in the cart. Or he wants to get out of the stroller and by get out he means “RIGHT THIS MINUTE!”. Or he doesn’t want you to help him push the buttons on that toy and smacks you for trying. You know the ones.
All in all… tantrums are just a means to an end. The end being ATTENTION. Here is where I am confused. Do I just give in and give the attention when it is needed or do I ignore the issue and hope it he stops the ongoing “WAAAAAAAAAA”?
And if I chose to ignore it, then what do I do when he starts doing something like this….
While it was HILARIOUS (and oh so scary)… how do you deal with that?