Does it seem like whenever you come up with a good idea for an adventure with your girlfriends, your parents are quick to say no? You want to go shopping at the mall and buy yourself new outfits, but it seems like they are against you spending your money, let alone giving you the freedom to wear your own style. If you can’t even get past this, how are you ever going to be able to go on a girls camping trip and have your parents agree to say yes?
It might seem like an impossible task, but you have to remember your parents have your best interests at heart. As long as you know how to reassure them of your safety and wellbeing, you’ll be in with a chance of getting them to say yes. Here’s a few approaches you can try.
Explain to them that you want to learn something.
You are on a journey to adulthood. Your parents want to see you grow into a strong and successful woman who will be able to handle herself with confidence. By going on a camping trip, you will learn life skills and grow in maturity.
Some of these include:
- Basic survival skills
You will also learn how to appreciate what you have, not take things for granted.
Explain you and your friends will be under adult supervision.
Parents want to know you’ll be have someone mature looking after you. Being in the company of a responsible adult can help you gain the freedom you need to venture off with your friends. This might be in the company of an aunt or a family friend, who is lenient enough to give you and your friends space whilst keeping enough of an eye on your group to make sure all is well.
Allow your parents to keep in contact so they know you are safe.
Safety is a key thing that goes through every parent's mind. Allow them to keep in touch with you when you are away from them. Keep in touch by sending text messages or periodic phone calls to give them peace of mind.
Assure them you won’t get into any trouble.
Parents always fear the worst. They don’t want you to get in any trouble that will see them picking you up from a police station or hospital. Stay in good company and in a well secured area. Don’t get involved in activities that can brew trouble.
Getting your parents to say yes to a camping trip away with the girls doesn’t have to be difficult. Play to their comforts and what they want for you, and they will be saying yes in no time!
Nemek is the founder of Camper Champ, a campervan and motorhome hire comparison website in Australia. He’s an experienced traveller and wants other young women to have the confidence to go on exciting camping trips as well. You can learn more by visiting his website.