I need some help with my 3 YO DS's whining, as it is driving me crazy. He usually starts out using that awful, whiny, high pitched voice to demand something, and then escalates into full on crying and screaming if he doesn't get what he wants right that second. They tend to most often occur first thing in the morning, but they happen other times of the day too. I have tried asking him what he is feeling when he acts like this, or why he is doing it, and he just says "because I am". He is a pretty verbal little guy, but doesn't seem able/willing to let me know what's happening when he throws these fits. I have also tried telling him that I can't understand that voice, asking him to use his words, and even telling him that I was going to wear earmuffs because the sound was hurting my ears. I also try to acknowledge when he uses his proper voice to ask for things. Nothing seems to be working. We do have a new baby in the house, but the whining started before the baby arrived; I think I was just better able to handle it before I was up in the night with a newborn. I would appreciate any help with this, as I am feeling pretty guilty about losing my patience with him several times a day because of this whining. Thanks!
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