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Now on to today’s question. . .
Everything that has been coming out of my 8-year-old daughter’s mouth has either been a whine or a complaint. She’s doing a lot of eye-rolling too. It makes me not want to be around her. Why has she started acting like this, and what can I do?
It seems that 8 years-old is the age where many kids pick up bad behaviors from other kids at school. Eye-rolling, complaining, and general opposition used to be more typical with the onset of adolescence, though it appears earlier today. Don’t tell your daughter that [Read more…] about Question of the Day: How do I get my child to stop complaining and whining?