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Whiny Butt

Posted By rubialala on Aug 18, 2007 at 9:32PM

Do your kid(s) whine around one parent more than the other?

My son and my husband can be playing for hours on end all fine, happy, no whining, and then I enter the room and he turns into a "whiny butt" as we call it at our house. I just don't get it.

My husband says it's because they just play and he doesn't "baby" him and when I play I'm always interjecting things like "are you hungry" "do you want to do this" "do you need to go potty" and stuff like that. Basically, looking to serve his needs before he has them, so his theory is that the boy whines because I'm not catering to his every need? I don't know if I'm explaining it right.

So hubby says he doesn't do that, he waits for the boy to tell him what he wants or needs and then deals with it, so the boy just plays with him.

//www.bbc.co.uk/parenting/images/300/bw_crying_girl.jpgPhoto Courtesy of http://www.bbc.co.uk/parenting/images/300/bw_crying_girl.jpgShould I stop "babying" the boy? What is it like at your house, and how do you deal with it?

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