Dealing with Whining

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The life of a toddler is one of extremes. They experience extreme highs and lows; they feel every emotion at its absolute strongest. Eating breakfast out of the red bowl instead of the yellow bowl? No way! And how are so many of these feelings communicated? By whining, of course.

Whining may be irritating but it's completely normal. Children simply need to be taught how to make requests nicely rather than whining-- believe it or not, they're not born with an innate sense of politeness! There are a few simple ways to help deal with a whiny toddler: