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(Common Pitfalls to Avoid When Making Requests)
(Asking a Question)
Dad: Want to come sit down to dinner?
Son: No, not now.
(Yelling From a Distance)
Mom: It’s time to get ready for bed!
(Too Many Requests at Once)
Dad: Makayla, get your books picked up, hang up your jacket, finish cleaning up the kitchen, and start getting ready for bed.
(Bringing Up Side Issues)
Mom: Your just like your dad, leaving stuff everywhere. Clean this up now!
(Blaming Criticizing, or Showing Dissaproval)
Dad: Why can’t you follow the list that we made? What’s wrong with you?
(Bringing Up History)
Mom: This has been a problem ever since you started middle school. You need to get your backpack organized, so you can get your homework turned in.
(The Right Way to Make Effective Requests)
Dad: Turn off your phone now please!... Thanks for doing that right away.
Mom: I’d like you to ask your brother to borrow his shirt in a nice tone of voice.
Dad: It’s seven, can you please start your homework?... I appreciate you getting started when I asked.
Mom: Please come to dinner with your hands washed!