Wednesday, February 20, 2013

SERIOUSLY SPEAKING

Is it possible that we are genetically programmed for this one too? 

There is no way to ignore whining.  Whining is one of the most annoying sounds known to us – like fingernails on a chalkboard, it’s a sound that instantly gets our attention. 

That grating tone of voice jangles our nerves, stops us in our tracks, and makes us react.

Some theories suggest that there could be a survival of the species role for this un-ignorable sound.




DANCE WITH IT!   EXPERIENTIAL APPS

An opportunity to experiment with some fun ideas...



The following suggestions are borrowed from a web-site dealing with whining kids – but hey…  (read more)

FIVE SURE FIRE STEPS ON HOW TO DEAL WITH WHINERS:


1)      Realize that the person is not using whining to deliberately drive you crazy!  They just want to be heard, so it’s a good thing, right?

2)     Call out the whining!  Demonstrate to the whiner how they sound – but of course don’t be mocking!  (Ha)

3)     Practice your Buddha breathing – stay calm… (teeth gritting is not recommended!)

4)     Do not give in!

5)     When all else fails … stick out your tongue and stick your fingers in your ears! 

Hey, age appropriate, right?


What do ya say?  Any other strategies?


TOMORROW:  SILVER LININGS



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