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Upbeat thoughts about opposition and dissent

September 3, 2008

Dale McGowan at The Meming Of Life recounts the story of helping his kids navigate through the emotions of having their campaign sign stolen from their yard.  It’s a wonderful lesson in how to handle disappointment in one’s fellow humans, how to nip prejudice in the bud, how to form a constructive take on destructive acts.  And, an interesting example of using Google to test assumptions.

Dale is author of Raising Freethinkers and Parenting Beyond Belief.  I’ve heard him on radio and he’s a really interesting guy. (Hat tip to ***Dave)

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  1. September 5, 2008 at 18:52 | #1

    I don’t have kids yet, but the more I read about how other people deal with kids, the more I get the sense of how important it is to not be lazy. We need to treat them more like adults, allow them to explore possibilities, challenge them (in a healthy way), and not give them cheap answers.

    The other thing about this is how often I see parents doing the opposite and coping out.

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