How to Convince Your Parents You Don't Have to Be Involved with Clubs

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Parents feel better if their kid is involved with something productive like sports or a club like yearbook. They think this way your mind will not wander off to things you shouldn't be thinking about. Here is a way to show them that you don't need to be involved with something like a sport, and you can still be a good child while staying home after school and going where you want on the weekends.

Steps to Convince Your Parents

  1. Communicate with your parents. Tell them about your day and don't make up lies. Remember they don't need to know everything like you went to the principle's office today. Just give them brief topics of what you have been doing and get into good detail with your school work (as long if it is good). This makes your parents feel important and they feel better that they know these things.
  2. Exercise and eat healthy. Parents like the idea that you are keeping healthy and fit. The main reason why parents pressure their children to participate in sports is so their children will be healthy.
  3. Complete all of your homework assignments and school work on time. Try your best with school, and try to get As. Show your parents your good grade tests. When they see you are doing well in school they will know you are focused and responsible.
  4. Show them you're well-rounded without any sports or clubs. Do something meaningful in the time that would be used for extracurriculars. If you use it to watch TV for hours, they're going to think you need structure. If you use it to do something productive like doing your homework or helping out around the house, they'll see that things like that help more in the long run than some yearbook club or something.


  • Tell them about your friends.
  • Get out of the house and be social.
  • Offer to help with work around the house or yard.
  • Make them breakfast in bed on the weekends every once in a while.
  • Make sure they know you love them.
  • Be positive.
  • If none of the above works just convince them to let you switch to a sport or club you enjoy.


  • Never be disrespectful. If you are, apologize immediately and prevent it from happening in the future.
  • Don't leave a mess.
  • Don't be a kiss up; parents can tell when you want something.
  • Being inactive can lead to serious health issues. If you chose not to take part in sports or a club, then you should do something else to stay fit.

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