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My two yr old son whines when he talks. What are some good tactics to get him to talk and not whine/talk?
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In brief: No baby talk
Don't speak to your child using baby talk.
You can still speak softly and with a caring tone, and your child will mimic that behavior. Also dont give attention to behavior that is not wanted. Reward good behavior/habits with attention and praise. When your child starts to whine it also may mean that he is getting tired and may need some quiet time or a nap.

In brief: No baby talk
Don't speak to your child using baby talk.
You can still speak softly and with a caring tone, and your child will mimic that behavior. Also dont give attention to behavior that is not wanted. Reward good behavior/habits with attention and praise. When your child starts to whine it also may mean that he is getting tired and may need some quiet time or a nap.
Dr. Marina Armendariz
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Dr. Willa Terry
Whining gets the parent’s attention, so it is important to attend to children in a timely way. If you are busy with a project, acknowledge your child, look him in the eye and say you will help him soon, but he has to ask in his regular voice because you don’t understand “whinese”.
Dr. Carlos Ballestas
Family Medicine
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In brief: Dont pay attention
This is a way for him to get your attention.
He knows that you dont like it and its possible that when he does it you tend to pay attention to him quicker than when he does. Simply telling him that unless he talks to you without whining you are not going to listen. That is the easy part the hard part is actually doing it but once you do and stick to it he will stop.

In brief: Dont pay attention
This is a way for him to get your attention.
He knows that you dont like it and its possible that when he does it you tend to pay attention to him quicker than when he does. Simply telling him that unless he talks to you without whining you are not going to listen. That is the easy part the hard part is actually doing it but once you do and stick to it he will stop.
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