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Binghamton Speech & Debate

Proposition: Daniela Arnold (Unaffiliated) vs. Opposition: Zachary Powell (Unaffiliated)

Judge: Joe Patrice (U.S. Military Academy)

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

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    Daniela Arnold

    Zachary Powell
    Zachary Powell
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    Posted at May 18, 2020 10:43:54PM EST by Daniela Arnold



    Amy Morin, “7 Most Important Social Skills for Kids,” at

    “Sharing and Learning to Share,” at

    “Sugar: How Bad are Sweets for your Kids?” at

    Rodriguez, Madsen, Cutterman and Lustig, “Added Sugar Intake and Metabolic Syndrome in U.S. Adolescents,” Public Health Nutr. 2016 Sep;19(13):2424-34, at

    Posted at May 19, 2020 01:23:53PM EST by Zachary Powell


    Show Rafi KohanNov 29 2013, 1:40pm November 13, 2019By Jill Ceder, LMSW, JD

    Posted at May 20, 2020 09:51:16PM EST by Daniela Arnold



    Duyff, Birch et al., “Candy Consumption Patterns, Effects on Health, and Behavioral Strategies to Promote Moderation,” American Society of Nutrition, Adv. Nutr. 6: 1395-1465, 2015, at

    Varda Epstein, “Should You Let Your Children Have Candy?,” Kars 4 Kids, Jun. 28, 2017, at

    Tara Parker-Pope, “6 Food Mistakes Parents Make,” New York Times, Sep. 14, 2008, at

    “Crying Over Little Things,” Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, at

    “Sharing and Learning to Share,”, at

    “Why Your Child Doesn’t Understand Sharing,” Tutor Time, Dec. 23, 2013, at

    Posted at May 21, 2020 10:06:25AM EST by Zachary Powell


    Gianetti for BabyCenter Jill Ceder, LMSW, JD

    Posted at May 22, 2020 07:13:08PM EST by Daniela Arnold



    Lynn Fredricks, “Should you force your child to do something they hate even if you know it will be good for them in the long term?,” Quora, Dec. 18, 2016, at

    Katherine Martinelli, “When to Push Your Children,” Child Mind Institute, at

    Laura M. Holson, “Infants and Toddlers Eat Too Much Sugar, Researchers Say,” New York Times, Nov. 14, 2019, at

    Rachael Rettner, “Normal Tot or Problem Child? Tantrum Frequency Holds Clues,” Live Science, Aug. 29, 2012, at


    This match has been completed. Show the Decision.

    Submitted at May 23, 2020 09:14:21PM EST by Joe Patrice

    Category Daniela Arnold Zachary Powell
    Use of evidence: 4.7 5
    Delivery skill: 4.7 4.7
    Coherence of arguments: 4.3 4.3
    Responsiveness to opponent: 4.6 4.9
    Identification of key points: 5.4 5.4
    Comments: Great job. You do well answering back many of your opponents arguments. The evidence you use to defended forcing kids to do stuff in your last speech would be better earlier in the debate, so that your opponent has an opportunity to respond to the argument. You also need a rebuttal to Zachary's arguments about other thing besides forcing that can encourage sharing. Good job. One thing to work on expanding on the impacts of the debate. You say forcing sharing leads to the "wrong lessons" but what those wrong lessons are or what they mean for how I should evaluate the debate can be clearer

    The decision is for the Opposition: Zachary Powell

    Reason for Decision:

    There isn't an answer to the argument that other things besides forcing can encourage kids to share. This takes out the proposition's offense. And even though I think the benefit of these alternative methods isn't as well impacted as it could be, it is enough of a net benefit (increased tantrums, teaching kids the wrong lesson, and not teaching kids social skills) to get my ballot.

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    i think that the comments are mixed up - Zachary Powell on May 24, 2020 at 06:37AM EST

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