Make a Proposal

Discussion

Make a Proposal

Even though you may feel ready for more responsibilities, others might need convincing. Kayla built up the nerve to talk to her mom about expanding her responsibilities. Her mom agrees with her proposal since it's well developed and fair. In the end, everyone "wins"—Kayla gets to help babysit and earn money, Marcus gets a break, Jalen gets Kayla's undivided attention, and Mom and Dad are proud of Kayla's problem-solving and negotiation skills.

  • Can you recall a time when you helped to craft a "perfect" deal? What steps did you take to arrive at your solution?
  • Next Steps:
    Kayla's taken a great first step in proving her responsibility. She can continue to build on that success by taking on additional responsibilities and openly communicating with her mom. With kayla's mature negotiation skills combined with her demonstration of responsible babysitting, she's in good shape to make her case and win next time.