Do any of you mommy-readers have any advice for ending whining stemming from a three-year old?
James has PERFECTED the art of whining. If a degree was offered in this subject, he'd have earned a freaking phD.
When he wakes up - he whines.
When he doesn't get what he wants - he whines.
When I serve him something to eat that he doesn't particularly want - he whines.
If I (gasp) give him a sippy cup of the wrong color - he whines.
When he's told to go put his shoes on so we can depart to go somewhere - he whines.
When Jack destroys something he's been working on (like a tower of lincoln logs) or when Anna takes something he wants - he whines (although I can't say I really blame him for that one...)
Needless to say, Deonne and I are both fed up with the whining.
Any advice on dealing with this joyful stage of three-year olds is welcomed.