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3 Behaviors That Have Helped Me Be a Better Parent

Sherilyn Siy | Posted 04.07.2016 | Parents
Sherilyn Siy

I know very well the attraction for quick fixes like the phrases Steiger recommends. The ironic thing though is, that talking and listening to your child does not take up much more time and additionally leaves both parties feeling better about themselves.

Why You Should Stop Whining and Start Doing

Swati Hegde | Posted 12.14.2015 | Business
Swati Hegde

I don't know why people are so obsessed with complaining. No matter where you go or what you do, there's always something worth grumbling about, right?

The 5 Stages of Whining

Meredith Masony | Posted 10.13.2016 | Parents
Meredith Masony

I house three children under the age of 10 and they all seem to suffer from CWS (Chronic Whining Syndrome). I recently read an article about grief and grief counseling and I realized that whining also follows those five stages.

5 Reasons To Stop Whining About Your Age

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 06.27.2015 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

My friend is moaning and groaning about turning 50. I finally got tired of her complaints and told her to pull up her control-top, big-girl panties and get over it. When she continued to bemoan the fact that her gumption had no function, I asked if she would prefer to drop dead at age 49.

Why Kids Whine... And What to Do About It

Dr. Jessica Michaelson | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jessica Michaelson

In essence -- whining gets our attention and signals distress. The more distress is signaled, through more dramatic vocal qualities, the more it motivates us to DO SOMETHING.

Holiday Meltdowns Are Not Inevitable: Here's One You and Your Children Can Escape

Susan Linn | Posted 02.17.2014 | Parents
Susan Linn

Days of anticipation and the flurry of opening presents can be overwhelming, especially for young children. Helping them manage their expectations will also help them, and you, avoid unpleasant meltdowns during what is supposed to be a fun and exciting experience.

Complain to Me, Please!

Jane Roper | Posted 05.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Jane Roper

Perspective is important. We should all keep in mind that our problems could be worse, and that all suffering is relative. This can help us feel less overwhelmed by our own challenges, more grateful for our many blessings, and more compelled to empathize with and help others.

How To Raise A Kid Who Isn't Whiny And Annoying

Lyz Lenz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Lyz Lenz

The tooth fairy only brings a quarter. There is no adjustment for inflation. Your birthday cake will probably always come from the store, as will your Valentine's cards for school. I didn't buy baby moccasins because the ROI on that investment was one good Instagram picture.

Jason Linkins

Anonymous Sources: Our Boss, NYT Executive Editor Jill Abramson, Is So ... Bossy! | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.24.2013 | Media

Great googly-moogly, newspaper fans! According to this piece in Politico today, New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson has "lost the newsroom."...

5 Ways To Make Your Complaints Work For You

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 05.13.2013 | Fifty
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Turning 60 myself, I'm not unfamiliar with my generation's worries, nor guilt free when it comes to whining about them. But does all the complaining actually help?

Who Triggers Your Emotional Allergies? 5 Ways To Cope With Pet Peeves

Gina Barreca | Posted 03.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Gina Barreca

So what can we do about our "emotional allergies"? Can we do more than avoid them or weed them out of relationship landscape altogether? I mean, even if you're allergic to roses you might not want to eradicate them from the world's gardens, would you? Grab a tissue and let's see what we can do.

No Whining

Don Meyer, Ph.D. | Posted 01.15.2013 | College
Don Meyer, Ph.D.

Life will never be perfect. We know that. But we also all know that if we practice "No whining," at least we will not make it any worse.

Jamie Dimon Calls Out Obama Administration's 'Antagonistic Behavior'

Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.09.2013 | Business
Mark Gongloff

Tuesday's election may have changed some things in this country, but one thing has not changed: Jamie Dimon is going to keep right on whining about President Obama, thank you very much.

3 Reminders That Put Life Into Perspective: Life Is Good

Rory Vaden | Posted 08.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Rory Vaden

While there certainly are uncontrollable parts about life, the reality is that the majority of your life is the direct result of the decisions you have or haven't made.

Jason Linkins

Olympia Snowe Gives Obama A 'Failing' Grade Because He Didn't Talk To Her Enough | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

Olympia Snowe, having decided to quit the Senate, has apparently not yet reached the stage where you quietly go away and leave everybody alone. Despit...

Jason Linkins

John Boehner Is Upset That The Payroll Tax Cut Extension Means That Mere Ordinary Americans Will Have More Money | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.20.2012 | Politics

As you know, the White House's pursuit of a payroll tax cut extension, which many believed (based on their observation of how Washington has been work...

Jason Linkins

Bankers Still Whining About That Whole 1 Percent Thing, Would Like Everyone To Stop Picking On Them | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.19.2012 | Business

According to Bloomberg today, what the major banks and the gentlemen who run them want for Christmas is for everyone to stop persecuting them with all this talk of "the 1 percent," and to stop reminding them of the fact that they've profited while the rest of the country has suffered through an epic crisis of unemployment and home foreclosures as a direct result of their cosmic incompetence. They're quite sick of it, and they want it to stop! So they whined at length to a Bloomberg reporter and, as Choire Sicha characterizes the end result, "It's an incredibly hot, defensive mess up in there."

Are You A Winner Or A Whiner?

Russell Bishop | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

Choosing to whine and blame is a choice just as much as choosing to do something about your circumstances, but one is more likely to produce a meaningful result than the other.

I Am Outraged! Are You Not Outraged?

Mark Morford | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Morford

Here's the good news: You are not alone. Nearly all good Americans are outraged about something. This is what makes us good Americans.

Want Some Cheese with That Whine? How To Stop The Complaint Cycle

Melanie Gorman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Melanie Gorman

To change our complaining habit, we have to adjust how we navigate this cycle. Here are seven steps you can take to stop this habit and regain some of your personal power.

Pixie Dust Blues

Will Durst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Will Durst

Who is that masked superhero zoooming across the country on treacherous adventures to save the Democratic damsel? It's President Obama, in a desperate attempt to erase the midterm election enthusiasm gap. Two words: Good luck.

Friday Talking Points [141] -- Rahm's Exit Contest Winner Announced

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I will begin today's column by drying a tear as we all wish Rahm Emanuel a fond farewell. Actually, I am lying. I am drying no tears for Rahm becaus...

The Palin-Clinton Coffee Klatsch

Leighann Lord | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Leighann Lord

I can't say that Hillary's coffee offer came off as completely disingenuous, but it did smack a bit of diplomacy.

Jason Linkins

Tea Party Activists To Rep. Perriello: Move Closer To Where We're Protesting | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In other fringe movement news, Tea Party activists are making new demands of one of their favorite targets, Representative Tom Perriello (D-Va.): he n...

John McCain: No Friend of the American Worker

James P. Hoffa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

This is the same John McCain who's been kicking the crap out of American workers for the last 26 years. He voted to cut overtime. He voted against extending unemployment benefits.