This past weekend was again spent at my sisters with my 4 nephews. Is it possible to get sick of spending time with 4 people who think you are the greatest thing on the planet? Nope, don’t think it is.
Well, ok, not entirely true. If someone always wanted your attention 24/7 it might get a little old. Because there are things I want to do. But going there knowing I will be spending most of my time playing with them, it is great.
Their oldest kid has been wining a lot lately to try and get what he wants. So I helped figure out a way to help get him to stop wining. Completely ignore him when he is wining and tell him to be happy before you will listen. Because every time he wines, he wants something. So if you completely ignore the wining, and tell him that he must be happy, completely happy, as if he is excited because I am coming to visit before I listen, he very quickly stops wining. I show him how to be that happy by being that happy myself. Then when he is really smiling and excited about what he wants, I listen and address is questions.
It works wonders. The trick is getting in a happy mood yourself and not being upset about the wining level the kids is at.