My 17-month-old is SOOOO whiny most of the time!! He just whines and whines and drives me absolutely crazy. He can't say much yet, so I know it's his primary form of communication until he figures out words, but I also don't want him to be learning that whining works. I feel stuck. How on earth do I teach him that whining doesn't work when it's his only form of communication right now?
Is it just a stage and I can start to correct the whining when he actually has words to use instead? I know I probably should have taught him sign language for a few simple things, but it seems pretty late in the game for that now.
What can I do about this crazy whininess? I don't want to have one of those really whiny kids!!