Whining Children? Try this Mom’s Response

This is a repost from Jenna Loving, a friend of ours and mom of four who shares a creative way to help her children stop whining.  

In an attempt to make my kids understand how disrespectful it is to whine when I ask them to do a chore, I told them if they are going to complain about helping out the only words they can say are, “Mom, I don’t want to do this because I think YOU should be the only one who does any work around the house.” Not surprisingly my girls refused because they realized it was rude (and quite clearly a trap). My son on the other hand? He sweetly said, “Mom, I don’t want to put the silverware away because I really do think you are the only one who should do work in the house.” That kid is lucky he’s so darn cute.

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