What Ferguson Should’ve Taught Us About Critical Thinking



Back in the not so distant past, I remember watching the O.J. Simpson murder trial with some of my college friends and our discussions became heated. No, we didn’t come to blows and we didn’t stoop to name calling, but we did have diametrically opposed opinions when it came to whether Simpson should walk or fry. I would make my points, my buddies would offer their counterpoints, and the cycle continued.

Even though we never came to a consensus, a beautiful thing happened: We had a respectful debate. We felt energized and empowered to believe what we believed while also empathizing with those who felt differently. I learned from my friends, they learned from me, and the issues were spoken about thoughtfully. It was a clichéd win-win situation.

I remember my parents having the same thoughtful discussions with me and my brothers when similar hot button topics came up in the news. That’s just how things were handled back in the day. Then Al Gore invented the World Wide Web and respectful, open-minded discussions began to take a nosedive.

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46 Acts Of Kindness A Dad Can Perform To Show How Much He Cares

Guest Post by Alex Karpman

I’m the proud father of two girls.  Eva is 6 years old and the sunshine of my life.   Her vibrant personality and contagious laugh brightens my day and all those who interact with her.   And then there is our newest addition Sophia, who at 4-months is already melting our hearts with her curious eyes and ear-to-ear smiles.  Being a Dad is the most rewarding experience of my life, and nothing brings my wife Olga and I greater joy than our children.  That said, life is not always easy.  We’re both entrepreneurs working long hours to get our start-ups off the ground and make sure we can provide our daughters with incredible opportunities.

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Why Moms Should Stop Being Critical – And Just Let Dads Be Dads


Guest post by Doyin Richards on Parents.com

As you experience the joy, frustrations, pressures, and fears of being a new mom, oftentimes there’s a dad who shares the same joy, frustrations, pressures, and fears that you do. Additionally, he’s trying to find his way and solidify his identity as a father. He wants to be helpful, he wants to be nurturing, and he wants to love his new baby.

But then it happens…

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