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Persistent Kids The Center for a New American Dream reports 55% of young people say they are usually successful on getting their parents to give in. 40% have asked their parents for an advertised product they thought their parents would not approve of, and of those 59% say they don’t give up—they keep asking hoping parents will relent. Children 12 and 13 are the most likely to pursue this aggressive “nag factor” strategy. The average young person asks 9 times before parents give in. 11% of 12-13 year olds admit to asking more than 50 times for items they’ve seen advertised. (Lima News 3/26/06)