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how can i convince my parents to let us move?

(im under 16) im pretty tired of our house, and its just under 3 acreage. and its small. theres too many bad memories in this house and i want a new beginning and i wanna start fresh. help me convince them to let us move?

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You cannot. It is your parents' job to make sure you have a place to live.

You can however let them know that you are unhappy there. Explain calmly your reasons why. Then leave it alone. They will do what is best for the entire family.

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I'm sure your parents would like a better place too. But you have to realize that they are doing the best they can. Now may not be the best time to move. You can try to suggest moving, but don't over do it. Just find happiness where you are. :)

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Wait 2 years, move to your own place, pay your own bill, live where you want.

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honey, im under 16
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Then you'll have to wait a bit longer.
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Deckard. Thank you for getting the point.
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Three acres is "small?" I had friends that thought my house was palatial. It was 2000 sq. ft. with a normal yard for that size house in a suburb. That's enough for a pool w/ some room to spare.

I always wanted acreage. My house is 1250 sq. ft. with enough yard to be a headache. I don't have a green thumb, don't like having a yard (see last bit), and though I live near a huge park with trails, lakes, an awesome playground, & stables. it's not very practical to walk/bike there. Our road is busy & has no sidewalk or a flat grassy area to walk on. They put in a paved trail that stretches from the park to midtown. Due to the logistics of getting to the path, people drive TO the path & park. Then they use the path.

I'm tired of it all, but I put on my big girl pants & just deal. Life isn't always comfy. It sounds like you've got more than you think. I'm sure somebody's going to read my rant and say "oh, boo-hoo!" I know I've got more than I could have, & regardless of my rant, I'm actually pretty happy. There are many days I'd love to drop everything like a hot potato. Today, I mowed the lawn that was 3 weeks overdue, & well fed by rain & sun. Today was a 'hot potato' day. I'll live.

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three acres is small for someone who has 5 horses and lives on a really big hill. half of the yard is pasture and a drive way AND we live right by the main road where theres lots of traffic. my mom wanted a bigger yard soo...
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i wasnt asking for your life story no offence?
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I hate to break it to you, but you've got more than the "more than you think" I mentioned above. You are in the "rich" category, even if it doesn't feel like it. At $200 a month just for feeding 1 horse: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100418150914AASnlkL

That could be $1000 dollars in feed alone, and the question specifically asked not to include vet fees and such. That means that any less you pay for multiple horses being fed together, might go to the vet and other maintainance costs. That's slightly less than half my current monthly income after taxes.

I do feel for you and the busy road. I've got that problem too. My childhood home was all hill in the front yard and the back yard. Other than playing with a slip and slide, our yard was good for nothing. I feel for you there too.

I don't need to know your bad memories. I am truly sorry they are there and haunting you, but you need to grow up a little. The memories can't hurt you...if they are just memories. If they aren't, moving won't help anyway.

I can guarantee you that there are solid reasons why your family can't move, and they are most likely economic. My parents used to take us house hunting every Sunday after church. It's one of my favorite childhood memories. My dad started it up again when I was a teen. We'd go explore these expansive mansions w/ maid quarters or pools or (my personal favorite) this bedroom that had SEVEN window seats!! That's just about the epitome of any girl's ideal room, lol. I know now that even though some of those properties weren't all that more expensive than where we were currently living (economic of city vs. county). They were WAY out of my parents price range. The added mortgage, plus the added upkeep really adds up fast.

If your mom wanted something bigger, she's had to settle for less too. Stay in school, get great grades, go to a great college, thanks to a down economy, you might find yourself working at McDonald's for quite a while after you graduate w/ honors. You might beat the odds. Good luck.
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None taken. Now go grow up. "Less than 16" is getting a little old for being spoiled. No offence?
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Anonymousdoe, right now the economy is just coming back where things are more positive in the market, both real estate and job markets. Selling your house & acreage will take a lot of work. In addition, your parents will have to qualify for another mortgage, along with handling the moving expenses. So, financially speaking, they may not have the funds to make a move, even if they wanted to. There is another way that you can "start fresh" but it will require your parents to be on board. You can re-paint some rooms with different colors. You can go on a thrift store hunt for different kinds of fabric to re-cover some throw pillows. You can ask a priest if they could "bless" the house, if you believe in that. If you have friends that do crafts, have them come over to give you some ideas. Developing this skill - to find good out of something bad - will really serve you well in the future. Good luck.

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And who is paying all the associated expenses with such a move?
Your 16, you have plenty of bad memories in your future. Let these teach you how to deal with them instead of running.

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i dont run from my problems.. i face them, this isnt a "problem" i
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You want to move away from bad memories, that's running.
I'm not unsympathetic but what I told you is true
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