My dad promised he would take us trick-or-treating. Now he says we’re too old to trick-or-treat. He thinks it’s just an excuse for us not to do our homework. How do we get him to keep his promise?
–JW and PW, Cranston, RI
- If that doesn’t win your dad over, ask him to spend time with you on a day he has off from work. Make it about dad spending fun time with you and your sibling and don’t make it about Halloween.
Who knows, perhaps your dad had a really bad experience when he was your age. Or that his family simply didn’t recognize Halloween as a fun family activity. Find out his reasoning. My point is that he made a promise knowing you might have homework. Why did he break his promise? He owes you a better answer.
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