2009-09-17 / Church
Focus on the Family with Dr. James Dobson
Routine Whining Can Be Eliminated By Ignoring It
QUESTION: My four-year-old daughter, Karen, is a whiner. She rarely speaks in a normal voice anymore. How can I break her of this habit? DR. DOBSON: There is a process called "extinction" that is very useful in situations like this. Here is how it works: any behavior that has been learned by reinforcement (i.e.
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