Convince Your Parent to Let You Do Anything

Convince Your Parent to Let You Do Anything

Want to convince parents to let you do anything? Then this article is for you!

Ever wanted to be able to convince your parents to let you do anything? Ever wanted that newest video game or CD, but need your parent’s permission? Well, then, you’ve come to the right place, as I will help you out.

  1. Research your topic, if it’s possible. The more you know, the easier it will be to convince them.
  2. Be reasonable when asking them for things. Never, I repeat: never ever yell or scream at your parents while asking for something when they say “no”. Kindly explain the situation for them, and how you can compromise.
  3. If they say “no”, ask them what their objections are, and why they think that you cannot. If possible, comfort them for each and every one of their reasons.

Example of conversation

You: Mom, dad, may I have a Xbox 360?

Parents: No, you cannot.

You: (calmly) Why not?

Parents: Because I think you will be spending all of your free time on it!

You: (calmly) Then…How about if I promise you that if you get me that Xbox 360, then I will raise my grades in school. Also, as an added bonus, I will study more and harder.

Parents: (thinking hard about it) Well, then that sounds quite reasonable! Just remember, I will refund your 360 if you do not study harder and have better grades, and also if you are ever rude to us.

You: (keeping excitement down) Of course I will. Promise.

Parents: Then you may.

  1. Prove over time, that you will, and can change something that displeases them about you. Look for these golden opportunities. Your parents will be much more open to this subject if you do.
  2. Never get whiny about something, as this will blow it
  3. Keep the conversation short, and state your reasons and how it will work out for both of you. Remember, a short conversation gives them less time to reconsider if they said yes.
  4. Keep the conversation serious, because if you joke around or mess with them, then they may think of you as not mature enough, and may simply state “no”

Good luck, and remember, keep it simple!

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Veronica, posted this comment on May 26th, 2008

Ok that will not work because some parents say stuff l like… “well you don’t need to know why”. So what els can I do to convince my parents to maybe let me get a cell phone?

jj, posted this comment on Jun 6th, 2008

ok so wht happens if allther anwerser are no

kr, posted this comment on Jul 30th, 2008

yea i agree with jj what can you do if the answer is no?

re kk, posted this comment on Jul 31st, 2008

does any one no if jj is single

Please help, posted this comment on Aug 24th, 2008

please if any one hwo to get a sleep over the day before school starts to the day of school to show up together???

Luanne .., posted this comment on Sep 16th, 2008

Yeah.. I tried this method MANY TIMES.. And from every 5 times 4 times that doesn’t work.. And when it work it’s about something stupid like :: go to a sleepover :S.. So no.. its not a great method :S..

Luanne xxx

jj, posted this comment on Oct 28th, 2008

:)

Katie , posted this comment on Feb 6th, 2009

This Method does work in some ways- it depends how you go about it.
I have been learning how to munipulate my parents for years- and it is NO easy task.
1- always convince them that they are right, make them feel like they are smart [they love that] if they say no to something say ‘okay i guess you right, but please think about it’ and nothing more… but try again later.
2- be very responsible before you ask for something, get homework done, do chores, offer to help with things.
That butters them up and if it is for some cellphone or xbox that works so well
3- offer something in return… make a contract with them.
example: if you get me a cell phone i promise to maintain a 85 and above average in school.

^^ try some of these… parents arent rocket science they are just confusing, if you understand how to go about things… it works so well

r8d2, posted this comment on Feb 7th, 2009

i wish it was this easy

BJ Spurlock, posted this comment on Feb 9th, 2009

I just had this same conversation this morning…when your Dad is as stubborn as mine..its not that easy…it took me and my little brother about 3 years to finally convince him to let us get a PS2 and for some reason he regrets that??

berfgetr, posted this comment on Feb 24th, 2009

My mom pulled the “you already have so many consoles, ps2, gamecube, wii, and now you want an Xbox 360!!” I even said I WOULD BUY IT WITH MY OWN MONEY but she said “I don’t want you using your money on that.” It was so stupid. I need a good method beside grades X-X because I can’t even do that!!!

mike, posted this comment on Mar 8th, 2009

OMG berfgetr thats is me exactly i rly want a 360 i got a wii and ill pay for it with my own money but my mom wont let me buy it cause she says i already got enough games

A kid, posted this comment on Mar 15th, 2009

Wow i have a wii to i want a 360 i have plenty of money i get good grades im athletic and my parents on average get made at me twice a year but they r just so aganst it in every way i think wat im gonig to do is save up some money and keep it in my room and when i want it ill do the speill and ecsues will be “mom i never bought anything more then food and silly little objects with my own money and even you said that i should spend some of my money on something i want…(exsplain more personal reasons) and ill pay for netflicks so we can watch movies and shows when ever we want on it

aayushi and emily, posted this comment on Mar 18th, 2009

okay so we really want to have this sleepover that is outside. Aayushi’s dad is difficult to persuade and her brother won’t budge either. She is possibly moving in the summer and we need this so please if you know wht to do,tell us today(wenesday march 18 ,2009) :) thankyou

jj, posted this comment on Mar 20th, 2009

Only a dumb parent would say crap like that.
Nearly all parents are afar more stricter than that.

You make it look so freaking easy.
Most parents would scream if a child wanted something expensive.

Pffffft come up with something realistic.

uhavenoideahowmuchiwantxbox360, posted this comment on Apr 4th, 2009

ok so im waiting till my mom comes from the store and i will ask her if i can get a xbox 360 i hope that plan really works but when i asked them 2 weeks ago they said no because i had no explanation on why i wanna get it all i said because i have a original xbox and it is very old so i dont play it no more but i hope this really works cuz my parents didnt really buy me anything for xmas so yea wish me luck and if they say yes i will like scream and cry like crazy so yea wish me luck

magic, posted this comment on Apr 16th, 2009

Ok well if you really wanna convince your parents it is going to take time unless it is for xmas or somthing. Im sorry to those who want to do it quickly because it is extremly difficult. Unless it is somthing small it is going to take time. Usually if you pay with your own money they will let you though. Because it is your money and they want you know what it feels to not have any or much money at all (but truthfully that will never happen unless you are stupid with it.) Mainly just try comprimising with your parents because you should know your own parents week spots and have some idea of how to convince them. Thwe more you do it the better you will get. just do your best considering the circumstances.

Eric, posted this comment on Apr 27th, 2009

honestly. . .uhavenoideahowmuchiwantxbox360, i dont think they are all that great. . .my friend got one and it was used and it sucked. . .he played it maybe 5 times, and then the read ring of death came up. . .after that, he got a new one. . .brand new. . .and it broke again, finally, after paying for live and stuff, he decided to go with the playstation3 just because its free online. . .and the graphics are a lot better. . .unless you buy the 360 new. . .theres pretty no point in getting it. . .srry :[

joey, posted this comment on May 5th, 2009

well, i would so like a set of walkie talkies, ill try that method when mum
(the way us brits spell it) gets back, so excited!!!!

melneedshelp, posted this comment on May 30th, 2009

idk wat to do i want the itouch

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try murdering yout parents then moving to mexico with the money you took from them, then you might try joining a gang of roving street kids and holagins. If there are no gangs present then adopt some babies and brian wash and descenseatise them to be your ruthless and loyal child army. :)

joey, posted this comment on Jun 7th, 2009

I am retarded

JoJoBees, posted this comment on Jun 22nd, 2009

My parents are hard, I tried to convince them into letting me buy a spy car 360 but they wont let me buy it because they wont let me buy annything with the word spy in it, I need more help than this, any Idias?

simmo, posted this comment on Jun 23rd, 2009

my mum wont let me play just cause because it has sex and drug use. but i dont care about that. what shall i do to convince her. i tried what it says above but she just says u dont need to know y

Madison, posted this comment on Jun 25th, 2009

I tried what it says above and it kinda works. I want the LG NV Touch from verizon wireless but I only have enough for the calling plan. My dad says he will let me get it but he is concerned that if something bad happens and he can’t give me $40.00 a month for my allownce, the bill will come and he will have to pay twice the amount of money. So what should I do know? He is asking me to look at virgin mobile for pay as you go phones, but I really want this phone? What should I do? My email is scubagoose123@yahoo.com. Thanks!

Hannah, posted this comment on Jun 27th, 2009

I Really Wanna Go on contract but my parents thinkk that im gonna go over the limit and it will cost them a fortune. i would offer to pay but i dont have a job and i have no money :( what shall i do ?

Rob, posted this comment on Jul 4th, 2009

Plese help me my dad won’t let me get one, I’ve tried everything but he said it takes up to Mitch space when you can make it so there’s only one chord comming out of the xbox 360.So if anyone could help me plese.

Josh, posted this comment on Jul 15th, 2009

It took me a year to get my Xbox360, it was worth it though! What you can try to do: Ask your parents to give you a small amount of money for special occasions, such as Christmas, b-day ecctera for contributing to the purchase of your desired product instead of getting other presents. This worked for me :) ♥♥♥

Yanev, posted this comment on Oct 14th, 2009

I wish this worked.

nathan, posted this comment on Nov 23rd, 2009

well if you dont like dat method there is this one
if you want a xbox 360 for christmas so badly you might want to try this:
1. ask your parents for one but it will be the only present you get for christmas and you pay like $100 for it then you parents pay for some then uncles/aunties and your grandma and anyone else you can think of but ask them when ther in a good mood and like a mounth b4 otherwise they might have already got you some presents
. if you dnt have anough money like $100 you can do this. this might work for birthdays aswell well hope it helps

Abby, posted this comment on Dec 4th, 2009

So,I want to open a Christmas present.I am in 6th Grade,but I think it could be a new phone.So,I want to convince my Mom.Dad is a no go.So,wha do I do?

A Girl In Need Of Help, posted this comment on Dec 8th, 2009

hi, im trying to get a parents permission to go to someones house to spend the night but they think my friend is filthy in a way but she has cleaned up her act what should i do???

mario, posted this comment on Dec 13th, 2009

lol this dosent work on spanish parents

Friendly guy, posted this comment on Dec 30th, 2009

You should just ask them to get it for your birthday or for Christmas if it’s near and dont forget the puppy eyes.You also have to be polite. :)

Friendly Guy, posted this comment on Dec 30th, 2009

Im replying to Girl In Need Of Help’s comment. Why dont you just ask your mom if your friend can come to yours for a whiel and if your mom approves then you will be able to sleep. :)

Friendly Guy, posted this comment on Dec 30th, 2009

Lol I’m replying to Simmo’s comment. Why dont you write on a piece of paper 12 cut it out into a circle and stick it over the 18 sign then maybe she will let you.

Friendly Guy, posted this comment on Dec 30th, 2009

Hey Mario why dont you ask again but be polite and dont yell and dont forget to smile and ask them what there problem is against whatever it is you want? Tell them it’s important to you and you’ll do extra revision for your tests if you can get it or summat. :)

kt, posted this comment on Jan 8th, 2010

i really dont think this will work well not with my mom any way i even cleaned my whole room and she still wouldnt let my bff come over

nicole, posted this comment on Jan 25th, 2010

my bff and i have been friends since grade 1 and im now in grade 7 so were really close and all and her brother is graduating from collage in march and her sister is graduating from high school next year. her parents are talking about moving to be closer to her sisters university and her brothers work but we cant say goodbye weve been planning on going to the same high school since weve met so that will be our year she was mabye going to go to a bording school for high school anyway but the plans got canceled do you think her rents would let her live with me and my mom im an only child and my dad died when i was 9 so its just the 2 of us i think we might have a good chance of suceeding cause my moms nice but how can i assure that she will be allowed to stay we need to convince her mom and dad and my mom!
Please help it means alot!

Joe, posted this comment on Feb 7th, 2010

when i ask why they just say “cause i said so” and when i asked them if they could get me a xbox 360 then i would do better in school they said i would have to do better first then they would buy me one and i dont wanna wait

fhiusfyghbfshy, posted this comment on Feb 16th, 2010

you know what it actually worked I wanted saints row 2
five star *****

Guest, posted this comment on Feb 26th, 2010

Um, yeah. This doesn’t work for me. I was trying to convince my mom to let me quit one of my extra curricular activities since every day I have to stay up until midnight to finish everything. But it is impossible for me to say I will get my grades higher, because I already have straight A+’s, Some of my final grades are higher than 100! There is nothing I can do to compromise. If I said, I would do housework, then my mom would say I am supposed to help around the house.

crispy, posted this comment on Mar 7th, 2010

i tried the steps but my parents wouldnt even let me say a word, what shoud i do

Sam, posted this comment on Mar 19th, 2010

Guys I need help TODAY! ME and my friend were supposed to have a sleepover today but my friend has a very unreasonable mom and she said Cten couldnt come because cten didnt give her the mail! Im trying the tips above but might need a second plan! Anyone got one? PLz Help!

Katie, posted this comment on Mar 21st, 2010

This does not work. You have to be the perfect, chore doing, non-rude angel on my parents to get THIS to work…and I can’t be. After they get me something, (They never take it back though) I will be too lazy, won’t raise my grades, won’t clean my room, won’t do anything, and then they know i’m not responsible, and it takes months to get anything else after that…

carissa, posted this comment on Apr 15th, 2010

What if you do that, and it still doesn’t work. For instance, I want to run a marathon (instead of track) my senior year.
I did all these steps, but they don’t believe i could do it, since its in high altitude. But I KNOW I could do it.

tyanna, posted this comment on Apr 27th, 2010

my mom don’t even let me go to my nana’s house because she does not like her.
she is so mean she even told me not to call her for the rest of the day. i only called twice and she yelled at me! :(

Jerry, posted this comment on Apr 27th, 2010

I\’ll ask my parents they say no. I ask y they say because and you already have a ps2 wii and ds.
My parents are stubborn assholes

Jerry, posted this comment on Apr 27th, 2010

I\\\’ll ask my parents they say no. I ask y they say because and you already have a ps2 wii and ds.
My parents are stubborn assholes

Matt, posted this comment on May 3rd, 2010

Im trying to get monster hunter tri, i made 80$ by spreading mulch at a strangers house and have raised my grades in school, but they still wont let me buy it. Any ideas how to convince my parents to let me buy it? Ps im in grade 8 so im old enough

mikemikemike97, posted this comment on May 20th, 2010

e se a resposta final for nao? os meus pais sao muito rigidos. eu queria mudar de desporto e ja comecei a falar-lhes e eles ja me disseram nao mas eu decidi esperar ate es ferias para estar mais com eles…. o que devo fazer?????

shdfhtsflpgcsfds+=|/±, posted this comment on Aug 20th, 2010

every time i ask for an xbox 360 my mum just says you’ll spend to much time on it and i’m also in all of the top most classes its sooooo frustrating

DyingforaniPhone3GS, posted this comment on Aug 20th, 2010

Right, I have found a cheap iPhone, and I really want it. My Dad said no and my Mom said she doesn’t know. Is there any easy way to convince them into letting me have one before summers over?

guest 55, posted this comment on Aug 22nd, 2010

and this thing will not work because my parents are obsessed with me studying and finishing igcse and my dad even hate me when i say i wana go to my uncle because he believes that i am making him pay money and being an extra wieght on him but he dont understand that i love him and i have fun much with him and he feels even jealousof him and i dont get it why the hell that and even when i wanted a mobile they told me no beecause i already have one

:(, posted this comment on Oct 3rd, 2010

But wat if ur trying to convince them to go to sleepovers

:(, posted this comment on Oct 3rd, 2010

*to let you go to sleepovers

Noel, posted this comment on Nov 24th, 2010

my parents are the worst i want a wii and i have the money for it and i tried the things above but it wont work because my mom says that i have too many systems when i only have a super nintendo, N64, DS, desktop, and a laptop the school gave us for free what should i do?

joe, posted this comment on Dec 1st, 2010

It worked i convinced my parents on letting me get a wii awesome!!!

zoe, posted this comment on Dec 1st, 2010

Awwwwwwwwwww i cant convince my dad my mum says ok but my dad says no my dad is so strict

in need of help!, posted this comment on Dec 11th, 2010

my scenario:
me: can i have an xbox 360
mum: why would you want an xbox 360????
me: because it is great and it can benefit for you to through netflix.
mum: then all you will do is play it you do not focus hard enough on your studies.
me: but ive nearly got all A\’s..
mum: dont talk back.

its really annoying because i nearly get straight A\’s but she says i dont study hard enough for my exams. i am in year 9 and go to year 10 for maths i dont know the problem and its not about money my mums a dentist and my dad works for IT

Hindrex, posted this comment on Dec 14th, 2010

I have a xbox 360, but my mom always takes it away from me over really stupid things that happen. I currently can’t play my xbox 360 until January 1st next year. Any suggestions for what I can do to persuade her to let me play it?

brittany spears, posted this comment on Dec 18th, 2010

what if they say u need to get a job and we dont have tha money :(

Chipmunkman, posted this comment on Jan 10th, 2011

i worked for me thanks!!!

Ninja Jedi (female), posted this comment on Apr 4th, 2011

OK! ppl calm down! all ya have to do is when your at school tell a bff to meet you at the park and then ask your mom if you can go on a walk. simply tell her you will even take a cell phone in case of emergency. it will get your parents to say yes. then walk to the park and your friend will be there! THEN bring your friend back home with you and your mom will see that you two walked ALL the way home and your friend is with you and she wont make your friend leave.

HOP3 I H3LP3D =D

P.S. i keep saying mom cuz moms are can be nicer

buster, posted this comment on Jun 29th, 2011

Way to easy my parent are REALLY harded head i’ve tryed this and no results, except the are aware of it

This Dick, posted this comment on Dec 18th, 2011

This shit aint gonna work , my ghetto ass mama gone slaap me if i say “why not” trynna get me killlledd

klp, posted this comment on Apr 8th, 2012

Dont u hate it when your nice parent ask u to talk to your other parent(mean one)

Matt, posted this comment on Apr 8th, 2012

None of this would work with irrational parents (like mine). It sucks but just suck it up. There are reasonable methods to get an Xbox360 or PS3. Don’t work with them or against them, work around them. Get the amount of money you need to buy an Xbox and kiss ass to a friend or family member who can buy it for you. In this case, your parents cannot say no because YOU bought it. They cannot return it because they need the receipt. Either: A. Hide it or B. Rip it up and throw it away (not in your house!). Now they have no way of returning it. Just keep doing well in school (don’t make a contract with your parents.) PLUS, show them proof. Last but not least, if they try to take it away, remind them that you bought it and not them, therefore it is your property. This will work 100% if you have a sibling who is 18 or older. They are old enough to obtain property.

anonymous, posted this comment on Dec 5th, 2012

well what bout a facebook what should i do

aubree, posted this comment on Dec 24th, 2012

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aubree, posted this comment on Dec 24th, 2012

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aubree, posted this comment on Dec 24th, 2012

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