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Challenge: Keeping Your Cool

“‘No’ is a word I never thought I’d have to use so much!”: Dad’s reaction to teen’s video game bribery plans.

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When 14-year-old Anthony Mutabazi noticed the dishwasher hadn’t been unloaded for over a day he hatched a plan.

“I’m gonna do this, and then, in return, I’m gonna bribe my dad to buy me a video game” he exclaims with pride and confidence.

Video games aren’t the only thing Anthony tries to bribe his dad Peter for. Money, fast food (especially Chick-fil-A), and treats often top the list and Anthony is always pitching and trying to make a deal, though oftentimes the amounts he asks for don’t quite add up to amount required for his requests (maybe he’s stashing the money in pockets to use for other things?).


This time, Anthony was willing to go to great lengths. From baking cookies, making dinner, and even doing the laundry!



Peter, however, has been exercising his ability to say ‘no’ as a loving dad who is trying to teach his son patience and responsibility.

Will Anthony get his game? Will Peter cave in? Watch as this entertaining duo demonstrates the strength of their bond and ability to not take each other too seriously.

How many 'NOs' do you count?

Davide Di Giorgio is a speaker, author, and advocate. His latest project, Now I Am Known is giving vulnerable kids and young people the opportunity to feel seen, heard, and loved. His TED talk, Overcoming Comparanoia® is fueling a mission to empower people, especially young people, to compare less, celebrate more, and to spread kindness to all.

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