Terrible Twos, Whiny Threes
I'm the first to admit that sometimes I don't know a thing about parenting - especially confronted with a whiny, non compliant toddler. I remind myself - it's age appropriate, stand your ground, this ugly stage will soon pass. But, why me, I ask myself. Why am I
cursed blessed with this horrible willful child? This child who has taken to whining as his primary means of communication. This child who tosses himself oh so dramatically on the ground in a fit of emotions when he doesn't get his way. This child who particularly likes to act out in the company of others. This child whose whining prompted another child to comment that his whining was *annoying*. Yes, that's my child who I try to play off as if he is not my offspring - my semi-calm facade barely concealing my subconscious screaming. Perhaps it's my lack of patience, but it seems my toddler seems to uphold the growing pains of each age milestone. He was certainly a terrible two, and now that he's nearly three, he's reaching yet another ugly stage. How do you curb the whining? What's the best way to nip this in the bud? This mama needs to know since I'm determined not to raise a brat.