Whining Sends me to an Immediate 10
I can't stand whining. I think I would prefer to be punched in the eye instead of listen to it. It immediately escalates me to a 10 of rage I swear. SS9 is a whiner & SO says he's working on it/handling it but we constantly fight about it. He says I don't think he parents right, blah blah...(yeah sometimes I don't think you do SO). SS9 has lived with us for 3 yrs & always been a whiner. It has improved some but by now, I feel his whining should be nipped immediately by saying something like "1st and final warning, you are whining, stop or you will be sent to your room to gather yourself & can return when you can talk normal". The whining stems from when he wants something/can't have something and then it carries on to pouty face/feel sorry for yourself/mopy behavior. I have also suggested recording him when he is whining so he can hear himself to understand what we are hearing & observing.
I do not feel that I/or any of us should have to be around this behavior & the best way to stop it is to remove it from the room. I don't feel our shared house space should be dominated by his attitude or that we have to be around it while he pulls himself together. The poor me pouting is almost as bad to be around.
I know my tactics may be harsh but I listened to whining while upstairs getting dressed & to come down to start my day to a whining pouty face just makes me want to scream. I wasn't pleasant this morning & I know the exact cause because it was the same as last night. What are other ways/ideas parents have nipped whining?