How to Persuade Parents Not to Move


Part 1

Examining the Situation

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    Think about why you want to stay. What are your reasons for not wanting to move? What will you lose in the move? What might you gain? Taking the time to think through all of these things will make it easier to talk to your parents about it.[1]

    • Spend some time alone thinking about your reasons for not wanting to move as well as what a move might be like. You may want to make notes of some of the things that you think of so that you can use them in your discussions with your parents later on.
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    Ask why you’re moving. Your parents probably have some good reasons for moving, but you may not know about them. If you do not know why your parents have decided that you need to move, then ask your parents to explain the reasons to you.

    • Try saying something like, “I think I might feel better about moving if I knew why we had to do it. Could you please explain it to me?”
    • Some common reasons why people move include a new job opportunity, financial difficulties, disliking a neighborhood, or the need or desire for a bigger (or smaller) home.[2]
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    Speak with your siblings or any other family members impacted by the move. Learn whether or not they want to move, what their perspective is, and how staying and moving will impact your whole family. Finding common ground may help you to feel better about the situation and it can also help to strengthen your case to stay put.[3]

    • Try saying something like, “I am really upset about the idea of moving. How do you feel about it?”

 

Source: wikihow. com


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