Anyone have suggestions to help lessen whining in a 20-month-old? When DS wants something, it's like whining is his only mode (and by "whining" I mean that squeaky I'm-about-to-cry voice). Even if it's something I am happy to give him, he doesn't just ask first, he goes right to whining (DD, by contrast, asks in a normal voice first). I've tried asking him to ask for what he wants, etc. but it's clear I'm not getting through to him.
Anyone have suggestions? Most of the time I can handle it, but when I'm tired and stressed it kinda gets on my nerves. And DW hates it.