To borrow from F. Scott Fitzgerald, it takes a genius to whine appealingly. Now before we give our little ones too much credit, remember that a child never whines for no reason at all. True, sometimes its that he is cutting his teeth or perhaps has a tummy ache. But, most of the time, this is just an excuse you might hear from people around you.
Sleeping issues and babies. I bet this is the biggest problem for all young parents. Everybody would love a miracle cure; a manual which guarantees a peaceful sleeping baby. This kind of manual does exist, but almost nobody dares telling the truth about the outcome. One way to get a baby to sleep is to use controlled crying.