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.
- Research your topic, if it’s possible. The more you know, the easier it will be to convince them.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Never get whiny about something, as this will blow it
- 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.
- 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!