No Whining!

Whining is just one of those things that we have to nip in the bud if we plan on being around our children day-in and day-out. Otherwise, it grows into a whine-monster and we. go. nuts. And that, my friends, does not make for a happy homeschool.

Here are 3 Things to Consider Concerning Whining:

1. Helping your child to overcome whining is like giving her one thousand birthday presents. Philipians 2:14 says, “Do everything without complaining or arguing so that you may become blameless and pure children of God.” What an amazing blessing! Learn this verse quickly as you sing along with Steve Green:YouTube Preview Image

(Did you like that? Check out Steve Green’s 2-Volume “Hide ‘em In Your Heart” DVDs!)

2. I don’t know how else to say this but, if we don’t want our children to whine, we’ve got to stop whining, too. Do you complain over and over again about a sore muscle? Do you constantly talk about how exhausted and overwhelmed you are? Take a close look, and let God change you first if necessary.

3. Equip your child with a strategy not to whine. We can’t just break a bad habit, we’ve got to replace it with a good one. Here’s one that works in our home:

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(The book I referenced is the terrific Say Goodbye to Whining, Complaining, and Bad Attitudes in You and Your Kids by Turansky.)

Let’s learn from each other: How do you help a whiny child?


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6 Responses to No Whining!

  1. Bobbi Anderson says:

    First off your beautiful (mom to mom here : ) Second thanks, that very helpful! Although i have some time to put it to practice my oldest just turns one on sunday (and i have one on the way in feb) Thank you!

  2. Tracey says:

    Thank you for these videos, I am really enjoying your new blog!

  3. Martianne says:

    Not so much for not whining as for calming down and giving alternatives for things that cause us to get upset, I made some ABC I Can Calm Myself cards other readers might benefit from with their children. They can be found here:

  4. Trish Preston says:

    I like your tips. I have a 13 & 4 yr old. Very whiny. I like to ask in a very whiny voice,”whhhhhhhy aaaare you whhhhhhining?” it makes them giggle & they stop whining. :) works every time.

  5. Sarah says:

    I have just found your website and am enjoying looking around! I’m not yet a mother, and am trying to learn all I can about mothering and homeschooling in preparation. Thank you – so much good information on your blog!

  6. AHH! I needed to read this today! My 2 year old was driving me nuts today with the whining. I’ll have to check out that book.

    I’m finally going through my Relevant business cards and I’m glad I took the time to check out your blog!

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