Parent Conversation Guides
When your child asks for something (a privilege, electronics, etc.), have them write a persuasive argument that convinces you. Some ideas to explore with them before they begin:
Perhaps share an experience you had when you were their age – trying to persuade your parents – unsuccessfully.
Encourage them to understand – and validate – reasons you may have to decline the request. Why is it important for them to acknowledge this?
Discuss the concept of negotiations – and commitments.