DS's whining has gotten awful. He has now started throwing fits in public, which really sucks. I've asked my mom for advice, but she apparently never had to deal with it and claims we weren't whiners. sure mom, thanks.
Any advice on books I could read or techniques on how to deal with this to help it stop or at least get better?
Here are the main examples of his repeat behavior: He is a little dictator and any time I do anything not 100% centered on him he decides he must eat right then and screams he is hungry over and over until I have to put him in time out. I find myself snapping at him because it is just so grating. (he is not hungry, many times he has just finished a meal) He is obsessed with my mom because she gives him treats and gives him his way, so whenever he is upset he will scream that he misses gramma over and over and wont talk to anyone. Whenever he is mad about not getting his way he screams that he doesn't feel good and has a tummy ache, which usually makes people feel bad for him, because they don't know that he has 100 tummy aches per day and none are real. I think he knows this makes me look bad in public because I don't care that he has a tummy ache.
I am having a hard time admitting it, but he is becoming kind of a little snot! DH and I have always had rules and enforced them consistently, so I don't think it's a lack of clarity on the rules. He just wants control constantly.
Where did my sweet boy go!? HELP!