I was at my wits end with the constant whining of my 7 and 5 year olds. My sister and I were whiners when we were children, and I thought (as did my parents) that it was just a phase. I am so glad I decided to order this book. Not only is the book one of the best parenting manuals I've seen (great breakdown of the issue and realistic measures to combat whining), but it also helped me identify that my own whining as a child and my parents inability to effectively address it then has colored my adult life. I really feel that now I may actually be able to help my children avoid some of the problems I had growing up...and not just by "doing the opposite of what my parents did". I liked this book so much that I just ordered "Backtalk" by the same author.
Authors of the National bestseller BackTalk.
The best ways to react when your child whines in public
Why negotiating and giving in never work- and what you should do instead
What kids are really trying to tell you when they whine.
Why whining can lead to poor self-esteem and unsatisfying social relationships- which can follow your child into adulthood- and what you can do about it now.
How to clearly, respectfully indicate to your child what's important to you and why whining will no longer work as a means to communication. 160 pages Simon and Schuster