I've done everything from just asking them to writing essays, but my father still says that I can't have one until i'm 18. He says that he doesn't want my other siblings to have one, and giving me one means that he has to do the same for them. My parents have said that I deserve it far more than my siblings do, but he doesn't want them to continue to ask (I understand that that is sort of what I am doing to him now) I haven't done anything to warrant not being able to have one. I get straight A's, participate in quite a few after school activities, and I never get in trouble. The part I do not understand is why my older sister received a cell phone when she was 13 (I am 16 right now). I've offered to pay for it myself and do more chores, but of course, he says no. Is there anything that I can do to change his mind at all?
How can I convince my parents to let me get a phone?
- 3+ months ago by 21brewera
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Added 3+ months ago:
I would like to clarify my reason for wanting one. For me, being able to contact friends would certainly be a plus. However, that isn't the main reason that I would like one. I feel like i need a way to contact my parents in case of an emergency, or just to have a way to contact them period. It is very difficult to talk to them during the school day with questions that I have, or after the school day when I am at practice or something similar. Some might say that I could borrow someone else's, but that isn't always an option.
Well maybe your parents just can't afford you to have a phone right now. And I know what your going through it is tuff but maybe you can ask your parents to buy you a cheaper phone and not such an expensive one or get a tablet or a Ipad or just a electronic so you can contact them or tell them that what if your in a dagourous situation and you cant contact anybody.