B and I saw a shirt a few years ago that we wanted to get for my oldest niece. She has this little habit that makes me freaking BATTY -- she whines incessantly. Apparently The Saint did the same thing when she was little, so I just assumed it was in THOSE genes and God, why can't The Saint just make it stop?
Yeah, well now I am removing my head from my ass. L -- he is a whiner. There is next to nothing that I can come up with to make it stop. I have "whine free" zones -- ie. he can't whine in the living room/playroom and if he does he goes straight to his own room. I have timeouts for whining. I ignore the whining. All that does is NADDA. He still whines, he still throws temper tantrums at the mere mention of the word no and he still makes me freaking BATTY.
He is a damn cute kid, but at the rate he is going, I don't see him much as 90% of his day is spend in time outs, in his room or being ignored because I am trying to get the whining to stop.
Only place he doesn't whine -- the pool. So we may be that crazy family that has their child bundled in a snow suit playing in a ice covered pool come this winter! (not really, but who knows what we are going to do when we don't have the pool as an outlet any longer.)