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For the Kids: Asking Parents for Permission the Right Way

Kids, is there something that you really want? Whether it’s a dog, a job or a summer camp, you have to ask your adult for permission. As a kid, you want to make your own decisions. The good news is, that is what adults want for you as well.

Are you tired of your parents saying no when you ask to go somewhere or do something? Does it lead to arguments and hurt feelings?

If you want permission to do things outside of your parents’ comfort zone, your best shot is to approach them in a responsible and respectful way. You already know that arguing with your parents is the quickest way to get a “no”. Try approaching them a different way and you may be surprised by different results.

Before you meet with your parents to ask for something, you need a plan! Figure out:

  • what you are asking for
  • why you want to do it
  • what they may not like about it
  • why it’s good for them AND you!

Watch this video and get my steps on getting your parents to say “yes”.

Parents, this is a great video to share with your kids so you can help them be more effective communicators when they want to ask for something.

Do you have any important parenting related questions? Type your question into the box onAskDoctorG.com. Also, be sure to follow me on Twitter, Facebook and subscribe to my YouTube channel where I address parenting challenges from teen dating to manners.

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