Compromising

Compromising

When Kate and Sarah are making plans, Kate really wants to get Chinese food and go bowling. When Sarah says she doesn't like those things, Kate doesn't want to change the plans. Kate learns about compromising - when you take one piece of everyone's idea to make everyone happy.
Voice-over: People don’t always want to do the same thing. A great way to solve this problem is to compromise! Compromising means taking one part from everyone’s idea and putting them together to make both people happy. One person doesn’t get everything they wanted, but each person gets a little. This is a great way to solve problems when people have different ideas. Let’s watch Kate learn to compromise.

Sarah: I’m so excited to hang out this weekend! What should we do?

Kate: I was thinking we could get Chinese food and go bowling.

Sarah: I don’t really eat Chinese food and I’m not very good at bowling. What if we get burgers and go to the mall?

Kate: I really want to go bowling so can we just do that? And they have the best Chinese food there.

Sarah: I guess so.

Kate: Great!

Voice-over: Kate is only thinking about what she wants. She won’t accept any of Sarah’s ideas. Let’s see how that made Sarah feel.

Sarah: I wanted to find something we both like to do but Kate was only thinking about what she likes. I was looking forward to hanging out but now I don’t think I’ll have a good time.

Voice-over: Kate wanted to eat Chinese food and go bowling. Sarah wanted to get burgers and go to the mall. When Sarah suggested new ideas, Kate didn't want to change the plans. That made Sarah upset and she doesn't want to hang out with Kate. Now nobody gets anything they wanted. If they want to find something they both like to do, they will need to compromise and each give up something. That way they can both be happy. Let’s see what compromising looks like.

Sarah: I’m so excited to hang out this weekend! What should we do?

Kate: I was thinking we could get Chinese food and go bowling.

Sarah: I don’t really eat Chinese food and I'm not very good at bowling. What if we get burgers and go to the mall?

Kate: Sarah has some different ideas. Maybe I can join some of our ideas so we’re both happy. It’s not fair if I get everything I wanted and she gets nothing. Oh, okay. Where do you want to eat?

Sarah: Want to go to Shake Shack? They have great burgers.

Kate: Sure!

Sarah: What should we do? I'll try bowling.

Kate: Only if you want to.

Sarah: Yeah. Let’s do it.

Voice-over: That time they worked together and compromised. Kate gave up Chinese food and Sarah gave up going to the mall. They didn’t get everything they wanted, but they both got something and ended up happy. Now their plan has something they both like. That’s how you compromise!