Whining is one of those kid things that really get on a dad’s nerves.
Whining, as you may remember from your childhood days, is just one tactic of negotiation. If a child knows that he can break you down by applying a little aural pressure, you are like putty in his hands. It’s up to you to teach him that you are not his weak little plaything.
If you’re suddenly noticing it, it’s likely that it’s something your child has been doing for a while. And, it’s become a habit. He or she may not want to whine all the time any more than you want to listen to it.
Before you plug in the earplugs, there are some things you can do to break the habit.