pester power


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pester power

n
the ability possessed by a child to nag a parent relentlessly until the parent succumbs and agrees to the child's request
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Pester power from children was also behind much of families' over-spending.
A THIRD of parents say caving into pester power from their child has caused them to go overdrawn or take on new credit.
A third have yielded to "pester power" and bought a cat or dog then regretted it, the survey found.
TRY TO RESIST PESTER POWER PARENTS told the Post Office that they spend an average of almost PS170 on kids' beach items.
One in 20 (5%) had also given in to "pester power" and purchased apps for their children.
Surely this tax will be passed on to the customer and result in a small increase in the price of the product, and child pester power will prevail, so no change there then.
DON'T GIVE IN TO "PESTER POWER" In what will come as little surprise to parents, children were another reason people spent more than they intended.
In a perfect portrayal of 'pester power' Oliver tries all sorts of ploys to distract George, including throwing paper planes, breaking his chair and tipping porridge on George's head: all to no avail.
Health campaigners have long called for supermarkets to stop using the pester power of children at tills.
The best parKing policeman will be the children's 'pester power'.
Preschool aged kids, as young as three, are employing pester power to make sure the Spark program objective, of increasing energy efficiency literacy, finds its way home.