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Proposition: Ruby Brighten (Sally K. Ride Elementary School) vs. Opposition: Emme Davis (Waterman Elementary School)

Judge: Isaac Liu (Liberty University)

Resolution: Finals Week: Kids should get to set their own bedtimes.

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    Ruby Brighten
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    Emme Davis
    Emme Davis
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    Posted at May 18, 2020 03:57:12PM EST by Ruby Brighten

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    Michele Borba, Ed.D., 2005, 10 Secrets to Help Kids Share, Take Turns, and Join the Human Race, Excerpted from NOBODY LIKES ME, EVERYBODY HATES ME:
The Top 25 Friendship Problems and How to Solve Them
by Michele Borba Jossey-Bass Publishers; April 2005. ISBN 0-7879-7662-8 http://www.newsforparents.org/expert_help_kids_share.html

    Jill Purdy, January 15, 2018, Jackrabbit Care, Learning to share is important, https://www.jackrabbitcare.com/blog/learning-to-share-is-important/

    RaisingChildren.net.au 05-12-2017, Sharing and learning to share, https://raisingchildren.net.au/toddlers/behaviour/friends-siblings/sharing

    Posted at May 19, 2020 03:45:35PM EST by Emme Davis

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    DAKSHANA BASCARAMURTY, OCTOBER 23, 2011 (UPDATED MAY 11, 2018 "Why candy isn't so bad after all", https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/why-candy-isnt-so-bad-after-all/article558702/)

    MICHAEL ERARD, OCT 27, 2011
    ("Mine! Don’t force kids to share" https://slate.com/human-interest/2011/10/children-and-sharing-don-t-force-kids-to-share.html)

    Jean Lawrence, 2020
    ("When It Comes to Sweets, Never Say Never" https://www.webmd.com/diet/features/when-it-comes-to-sweets-never-say-never#1)

    Patrick A. Coleman Dec 14 2016
    ("The Case Against Forcing Your Kid To Share Their Stuff", https://www.fatherly.com/parenting/discipline-and-behavior/case-forcing-kid-share-stuff/)

    https://sleepingshouldbeeasy.com/why-kids-shouldnt-be-forced-to-share/


    Michele Borba, Ed.D., 2005, 10 Secrets to Help Kids Share, Take Turns, and Join the Human Race, Excerpted from NOBODY LIKES ME, EVERYBODY HATES ME:
The Top 25 Friendship Problems and How to Solve Them
by Michele Borba Jossey-Bass Publishers; April 2005. ISBN 0-7879-7662-8 http://www.newsforparents.org/expert_help_kids_share.html

    Jill Purdy, January 15, 2018, Jackrabbit Care, Learning to share is important, https://www.jackrabbitcare.com/blog/learning-to-share-is-important/

    RaisingChildren.net.au 05-12-2017, Sharing and learning to share, https://raisingchildren.net.au/toddlers/behaviour/friends-siblings/sharing

    Posted at May 20, 2020 11:01:49PM EST by Ruby Brighten

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    Markham Heid, August 1, 2019, TIME Magazine, Science Reporter, "Is Sugar as Bad for Kids as It Is for Adults?", https://time.com/5640428/sugar-kids-vs-adults/

    The Center for Parenting Education, 2006, THE DUAL ROLE OF PARENTS: PROVIDING NURTURE AND STRUCTURE, https://centerforparentingeducation.org/library-of-articles/discipline-topics/role-of-parents/

    Posted at May 21, 2020 05:55:21PM EST by Emme Davis

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    MICHAEL ERARD, OCT 27, 2011
    ("Mine! Don’t force kids to share" https://slate.com/human-interest/2011/10/children-and-sharing-don-t-force-kids-to-share.html)

    Jean Lawrence, 2020
    ("When It Comes to Sweets, Never Say Never" https://www.webmd.com/diet/features/when-it-comes-to-sweets-never-say-never#1)

    Patrick A. Coleman Dec 14 2016
    ("The Case Against Forcing Your Kid To Share Their Stuff", https://www.fatherly.com/parenting/discipline-and-behavior/case-forcing-kid-share-stuff/)

    https://sleepingshouldbeeasy.com/why-kids-shouldnt-be-forced-to-share/

    Posted at May 22, 2020 05:48:31PM EST by Ruby Brighten

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    The Center for Parenting Education, 2006, THE DUAL ROLE OF PARENTS: PROVIDING NURTURE AND STRUCTURE, https://centerforparentingeducation.org/library-of-articles/discipline-topics/role-of-parents/

    Markham Heid, August 1, 2019, TIME Magazine, Science Reporter, "Is Sugar as Bad for Kids as It Is for Adults?", https://time.com/5640428/sugar-kids-vs-adults/

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    Submitted at May 24, 2020 02:00:00PM EST by Isaac Liu

    Category Ruby Brighten Emme Davis
    Use of evidence: 5 5
    Delivery skill: 6 6
    Coherence of arguments: 6 6
    Responsiveness to opponent: 6 6
    Identification of key points: 5.9 6
    Comments: See Reason for Decision. Very good job. See Reason for Decision. Very good job.

    The decision is for the Opposition: Emme Davis

    Reason for Decision:

    That was insane. This debate is higher level than some college debates. I'm going to write this RfD assuming either parent or other debater involvement, because it was really well done and I have a really hard time thinking you two did it yourselves. Even with parent/outside involvement, that level of argumentation is very impressive and hard to pull off.

    Ultimately, I voted in opposition because I agree with the framing argument that the proposition needs to defend the "forced sharing" of candy with the parents, and cannot win just by saying unlimited candy is bad. I don't believe the opposition is advocating or unlimited candy or kids making their own rules or has to under the resolution.

    The proposition spin and impact analysis in the final speech was excellent, but I agree the negation's first point about kids being in control is not about control in general but specifically control over sharing. This frames how I view the proposition impact analysis, as the proposition has no evidence 1. defining what "forced sharing is" 2. to support the best balance spin in the 2ar. Both sides seem to agree to the importance of sharing, so then I grant the opposition their impact of kids not learning how to share when forced.

    This debate was nearly perfect. The number of arguments was phenomenal, the responsiveness to arguments was excellent, and the framing of argument was very good. My only suggestion to both teams is be more clear when you are citing your evidence. The author names used in the speeches are different the author names put in the citation section, making it difficult to line up evidence and compare it.

    For example, the proposition cited Joseph Tobin as a anthropologist, but I would have preferred a reference to the slate article written by MICHAEL ERARD, as that was the article the original quote was in. It was difficult to compare evidence at the end, although I didn't have to due to the framing issue/impact analysis mentioned above.

    Regardless, excellent debate. Feel free to email if you have any questions.


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