How to Get Your 2 Year Old to Stop Whining

Did that blog post title get your attention?

In the past few weeks my two year old has turned into the biggest whiner in the universe. I can tolerate a lot of things, but I really, really, really hate whining. I just want to poke my eyes out when people whine.

Get your kids to stop whining with this quick distraction.

It order to stem the tide of whine I put out some cups of water on the floor and let New Kid have at it.

Indoor water play for kids

Is it crazy to let my 2 year old play with water on the living room floor? Maybe. But by God, the whining stopped.

As you can see, even his six year old brother joined in the wet fun.

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Comments

  1. Whatever works! I am not a fan of whining either.

  2. I think New Kid is a bit tired of winter. I hate whining too.

  3. Sounds like a great solution to me!

  4. Do you have a white bathroom sink? If so, I've had a lot of luck with cups in there. The key is to add food coloring to the water!

  5. love it. could have used this today… i'm sure it'll come in handy some day soon (um, tomorrow)! thank you!

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