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Seriously, it makes me want to stab my brain with a sharp stick. I can handle temper tantrums, screaming, banging, stomping, loud farting - anything but the whining. She whines if she wants something (we try to redirect her to use her words. "Do you want up?"), she whines if she frustrated, she whines if it's sunny or cloudy, or just to see how long it takes me to literally climb a wall.<br><br>
I'm not sure what to do about it - suggestions?
 

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Yes! Me, me, me, me, me. <raises hand><br><br>
I had one of these guys. I had a queen of whine. It started at around the same time. DD spoke in whinese pretty much exclusively until about 18 months when she started speaking in sentences overnight.<br><br>
Now I have the Queen of Squeak. (I cannot wait till she abdicates.) She squeaks in this high pitched voice and cannot control her volume when she gets excited. And, she will go on and on. non. stop.<br><br>
"I see a baby!" x3<br>
"'At baby has a red hat!" x3<br>
"What a cute baby!" x3<br>
"I want 'at baby!" x3<br><br>
It is way worse than whine.<br><br>
Back to the whining. Um, I honestly can't even remember what it was like. Kinda like childbirth. I just remember complaining a lot about it. I know I seriously contemplated getting ear plugs.<br><br>
I honestly think some kids are just whiners. I don't even think they realize they are doing it. They just kind of get stuck on the whine mode.<br><br>
DD doesn't whine at all now. (22 months)
 

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We have this too. IT DRIVES ME NUTS! Especially since she has a good vocab both spoken and in ASL. But yet she'll still whine when she wants something first. I keep reminding her that if she wants something to say mommy to get my attention instead of whining. AHH! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/banghead.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="banghead"><br><br>
No real help here but I totally understand.
 

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I posted about this a couple of days ago and got no responses and was feeling like I was alone - I am so glad others have this issue! Well, not glad that you have this issue, but glad I'm not alone <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> I was really worried that I had somehow taught him that whining works (even though I do my best to respond to his needs). It drives me nuts!! My DS is also 15 months old and he doesn't talk yet, so it's just babble-whine. When he whines I try and speak to him in a more normal/happy way, try and guess what he's whining about and say it in words for him. Then help him or show him how to help himself. He seems to be very sensitive to mild frustrations, for example he will start to whine/cry if he drops his toy, or if he loses his balance, of if I'm too slow getting his bib on for dinner, things like that.<br><br>
Please please please please let it just be a phase.....
 
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