So we've had our share of meltdowns and whining. I admit I've not been the most cheery mom... my own threshold and tolerance lowered due to lack of sleep. However, it is a poor excuse and I need to pep talk myself into a better attitude and approach to dealing with my precious little drama queen.
While searching the web out of curiosity on this topic.. this article by Lil Hawkins really made me laugh out loud. Her child is nine years old.. SGK is only 3 going on 4... but wouldn't hurt to give it a try... hug her when she whines.
Here are some things I've been trying to do but can make more effort to do more...
- spend one on one quality time with her
- give her special jobs to help with baby care ( for example she loves helping with feeds when I'm at work)
- praise/reward her for good behavior
At the end of the day, it just seems like the girl needs to feel loved... don't we all?