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I remember the days of my own children whining and I am reliving each moment 10 times over every day with other people’s children that I teach. My own children learned very quickly that it didn’t get them very far. As they grew older they dreaded the phrase” Oh, well” and “We’ll see?” because it usually meant that whatever they were whining about was a definite no-go-especially if they did not let up.
Whiners see if they can get your attention and/or win a disagreement. So they use whining to get what they want. So, avoid the power struggle. Some try to cognitively “talk” through it with a whiner, only to find out that it leaves both parties extremely frustrated, so here are my personal and professional tips for whiners and those who must live and teach with them:
And remember the “Oh well” response and “We’ll see?”. It still works on my 20 year olds and also a few whiny co-workers as well.