Talk to Mom

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Talk to Mom

Ever felt like you just can't win? That's how Kayla felt. She stopped trying to convince her mom that she's responsible enough to babysit and gets permission to hang out with her friend for the evening. Instead of feeling satisfied, she's dealing with an angry brother who promises to pay her back next time she wants to babysit alone and needs his support.

  • Have you ever been in a situation where you thought you'd come out on top only to realize that the consequences were pretty negative? How might you have changed your decision to avoid the bad outcome?
  • Next Steps:
    Sometimes, what seems like the perfect deal is only temporary. In Kayla's case, she got out of helping, but she had to deal with the loss of an ally—her brother. Next time, Kayla can talk to her brother before negotiating with her mom. Working together, Kayla and Marcus can come up with a way to show their mom that Kayla is responsible and ready to babysit on her own.