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The Top 10 Most Annoying Child Behaviors

toddler-girl-having-tantrumAs parents, I’m sure we can all relate to some (if not all) of the following behaviors. None of them necessarily indicate a need for treatment or therapy…but they sure do drive us parents crazy!  This is my list of the 10 most annoying child behaviors:

  1. Whining. This has to be the number one most annoying child behavior ever known in the history of…well, EVER! I’d rather listen to fingernails down a chalkboard…or even Nickelback!
  2. Being Messy. There’s nothing more annoying than kids that leave their messes all over the place…okay, whining is more annoying…but messiness is definitely high on the list!
  3. Dawdling. Kids that “take their time doing things” are making it tough for those of us that want to “get moving!” This is the ultimate in passive-aggressive behavior.
  4. Complaining. If I hear “That’s not fair!” one more time…them I’m probably going to do something that really isn’t fair!
  5. Impulsiveness. This is when kids fail to think before they act. These kids snatch things, grab, hit, scratch, and pinch, (and so on) when they are upset or frustrated.
  6. Tattling. There’s no reason for kids to do this unless there’s a safety issue at hand…and 9 times out of 10 there is not.
  7. Having a sense of entitlement. For these kids nothing is ever good enough for them. You can offer five different meals for dinner and they will always want a sixth option. Most of the time these kids aren’t very appreciative of the things that they DO get because…well, they expect it.
  8. Bickering. Without siblings this would not be a problem.
  9. Sweaty, stinky, dirtiness! Shower already!
  10. Whining! What’s that? I’ve already mentioned this one? Yeah, well…it deserves to be mentioned again! It’s THAT bad!

So there you have it: My list of the 10 (okay, 9!) most annoying child behaviors imaginable!

Did I miss any?