Cameron Hunter, Journalist, Couch Middle School

Bridging the Gap
Parental permission
By Cameron Hunter 

Your best friend’s birthday is in three days.  Like all amazing friends you have spent the day daydreaming away with your best friend about her upcoming party. You’ve finally figured everything out from where it’s going to be, to who’s going, and then…it’s time to ask your parents!  



That’s right! No more prancing around and being happy because now the challenge has risen.

ACTING – Practice Your Acting! That’s right!  You need to act your best; don’t act weird!  All those pointless fights with your siblings and talking back to your mother must come to an end!  It’s time to act like the grown up lady (or man) that your parents have raised you to be. How you act with your family and out in public is a direct reflection of how your parents THINK you will act without them. So remember to test out your acting skills and act the way they want you to act.  

Your behavior choices can seriously determine the events your parents will give you permission to attend.  Choosing to be rude and disrespectful the week before a party almost guarantees your parents to say “No!”   Choosing to act mature and respectful, however, will not only give you better chances of having the party, but it will make for a much happier home! 

Couch Middle School RAMSSo the next time you are getting excited for your friend’s birthday party, or any other fun activity that you want to participate in, remember my few easy steps.   This will render your parents powerless – and ultimately get you what you were hoping for all along! 

Cameron Hunter is a Journalism student at Couch Middle School. ‘Bridging the Gap’ is a Couch Middle School column written by teens to help ‘Bridge the Gap’ between teenagers and parents. Couch Middle School, located in Grayson, is a part of the Grayson Cluster. The Principal is Devon Williams.