HIGHER LEVEL PARENTING
II. PROBLEMS
16. Screaming and Whining
fr_25101b2_1XVI. SCREAMING AND WHINING
Some screaming is fun and can be encouraged. Sometimes it is an expression of terror. More often, it means frustration in the struggle for mastery of the next skill. In some other cases, it means the parent is being inadvertently conditioned to respond to a very painful stimulus. You need to know what's going on in order to pick an appropriate strategy. An impossible brat at eight years of age often turns out to be a perfect gentleman at twelve. On the other hand, if your kids are running a racket of noisiness ("Jamming") to bedevil you, there are ways to defend yourself.

1. Practicing New Skills
2. That Elusive Next Step
3. A Wild Man at Night
4. When Whining Works
5. Night Life Needed
6. Screams at Night
7. Stay Out of The Ritz

 

 

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