Teaching Teens About Healthy Disagreement

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By: Robert Garrett

In Braving the Wilderness, author Brené Brown says, “In philosophy, “you’re either with us or against us” is considered a false dichotomy or a false dilemma. It’s a move to force people to take sides. [However] the ability to think past either/or situations is the foundation of critical thinking, but still, it requires courage. Getting curious and asking questions happens outside our bunkers of certainty.” Continue reading “Teaching Teens About Healthy Disagreement”

What Teens Can Learn From Making A Phone Call Instead Of Texting

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By: Robert Garrett

“Just pick up the phone and call them!”  I say to my teenagers. They’ve texted one or more of their friends to make plans, and all other activity is suspended as they wait impatiently for a response. It seems they would rather endure the frustration of waiting than having a verbal conversation with a friend.
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