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Your toddler doesn’t whine to be annoying; he’s just easily frustrated and sticking with a tactic that works. It’s hard not to cave in when your child starts in with the grating, fingernails-on-the-blackboard voice, but you’re better off holding your ground. If you can show your toddler that whining won’t get him anywhere, he’s more likely to give it up and find more effective ways of communicating. Where to start? When you hear your child whining, gently point it out to him and ask him to use his regular voice. Toddlers don’t always know what whining is and they may not be able to hear it in their own voice