5 Ways to Respond When Your Child Complains

5 Ways to Respond When Your Child Complains

“STOP focusing on how stressed you are and remember how blessed you are. Complaining won’t change the outcome, but a positive attitude will.”

A whining or complaining child can be a frustrating thing faced by any parent. However, complaining and whining is just a normal part of life. When a child complains it is usually for a reason. It could either be to get our attention, connect with us, or to let go of some of their own frustrations. Sometimes, it could be because they want something different than what they’re getting. They may not know how to communicate their needs effectively, therefore, they use the best tool they know – droning on with endless complaints until their parent finally caves and gives in.

But it can be a problem when they start doing this regularly and frequently. Shift their mindset to a positive one and give them healthier options.

Here are some powerful ways to help children express their complaints in a healthier way.