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Tips for dealing with your McKinney preschooler’s whining

Posted on 01-26-2015

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Feelings of frustration and anger are not uncommon among preschoolers and toddlers alike. When these feelings manifest themselves in your preschooler, it can often lead to moaning and whining. Managing a whining child is not easy, especially when it has been going on for an extended period of time. In this piece we will take a closer look at a few ways in which you can deal with your preschooler’s whining.

Stop it early

Do not ignore your child’s whining for hours on end. This will only serve to frustrate you, as well as your child. Sit down with your child and ask what it is wrong. Encourage the child to calm down and speak in a civil manner. Once you learn what the problem is, you can try work toward a solution. Give your child a hug once the issue is resolved. This can serve as a lesson to the child on how to resolve conflict in a calm manner.

Never concede to whining

Giving in to a child’s whining can set a very dangerous precedent. Whining represents a great way to allow a child to have his or her own way. Try to remain calm and rational while working with your child, in order to reach a resolution to the issue. If a resolution can not be found, and your child continues to whine, then consequences are in order. After instituting the consequences that you have decided upon as a family, try making another attempt at finding a solution. Show you mean business, but allow for some compassion.

The childcare professionals at Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of McKinney, Texas, take great pride in providing an excellent level of preschool care and education. Contact us today for more information regarding our programs and facilities designed to keep your child stimulated.  

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