How Do I Convince My Parents?

Jul 9, 2017 | ASK THG

GRACE ASKS,person sitting in a new bed

This question may seem a bit strange but how do I convince my parents to get me a new bed? I really want this loft bed because then I would have more space in my bedroom. However, I already have a (regular) bed so my parents are reluctant to get me a new one.
– Grace

Hey Grace,

From your parent’s perspective, you already have a good bed, so why spend money on a new one. Convincing them might be hard, but not impossible.

 

Here are a few ideas to get that convincing started.

  • Instead of asking for a new loft bed, talk about the benefits of extra space in your room. It would give you more room to do your homework, work on projects, exercise, etc. Bonus, it will be easier to keep your room clean.
  • Research the loft bed. Print out some good reviews for them to read. Find out who has the best price or when there is a sale. Let them know you are willing to wait for the sale if they agree to get the new bed.
  • Find a charity or somewhere that you can donate your old bed. You can actually help someone else by getting a new bed.
  • Make a deal. Are there chores you could do in exchange for getting the loft bed?

 

The truth is, you can’t convince your parents to do something they don’t want to do. The goal is to show them you have good reasons to get the new bed. Show them it is practical. Parents are more likely to get on board if they see it as more of a need than a want.

Pick the right time to talk to them. This is important! Don’t try bringing it up when they are busy or stressed.

Keep it casual and stay calm. Remember, you want them to understand your need for a loft bed.
Whatever your parents decide, respect their decision. The new loft bed sounds awesome, but be understanding if your parents don’t want to spend their money on it right now.

We are cheering you on! If you get the new bed, love to see a pic!

Hope, Pillows, and Lots of Love,
Gabriella & Veronica

The Hope Girls

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