Anyone else have a super whiney (sp?) toddler? My son is pretty verbal and has a good vocabulary for his age (24 months) but it seems like he whines constantly! Whenever he's frustrated, uncomfortable, upset, tired, hungry, or just wants my attention, he turns into a whine monster. I know it's pretty normal and just his way of expressing himself at this stage and getting his needs met, but oh my god does it drive me crazy! I've tried ignoring it in hopes that the negative reinforcement would discourage the whining, but no luck. Inevitably it gets to my nerves and I end up responding---often less pleasantly than I'd like.
Any tips on dealing with the whining more productively?