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Emily Smith

Whining is so tough! We also use the “I’m sorry I can’t understand you when you speak like that.” line and it usually gets them to at least say it without whining. If they want something and are whining “I want more milk” I’ll say, “Hmm, that’s a statement, not a request. If you’d like help with your milk problem, I’d try making a polite request and see what happens.” Now that it’s not a habit, I think they just have to try it out every once in a while to see if it’ll get them what they want more quickly!