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The results being negative or positive for the results of teen parenting

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Started: 5/27/2015 Category: People
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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GEBRONI8880

Con

The affects or cons of a child from single parenting are not even debatable it can end up in so many bad ways a child can lash out and become more agressive from a single teen parent please argue thx good luck
ResponsiblyIrresponsible

Pro

I accept.

Resolved: The results being negative or positive for the results of teen parenting

As PRO, I must argue that the results of teen parenting are either negative or positive, whereas CON must argue that something else is the case. Not that he offers no particular information on the actual resolution, and thus you are obligated to accept this interpretation.


CON writes, "The affects or cons of a child from single parenting are not even debatable it can end up in so many bad ways a child can lash out and become more agressive from a single teen parent."

By writing this, CON concedes that the effects of teen parenting are negative, which is conceding the debate.


Now, note that the resolution *does not* require that I argue that the results of teen parenting are positive. However, as a counterview - since I only need to show that it is either positive or negative - here are several reasons why it could be positive:

(1) Builds character and forces young girls and their families to accept responsibility for their decisions, which makes them more effective parents growing up

(2) Helps teen girls and their parents to better prioritize their lives - in other words, the additional pressure of having to care for a child induces necessary changes in their lives

(3) Because they're teens, they're young enough to know which parenting methods worked on them, and thus are likely to respond in kind, which would prevent their children from being overly obnoxious or "lashing out."

(4) Can encourage teens to begin working earlier, which leads to a higher present value of lifetime consumption and more savings

(5) There are various support groups and even government benefits available to them


In other words, teen parenting is in fact a net positive, though I'm not obligated to argue this, but only that it is either a positive or a negative. My opponent concedes the debate by arguing that it's a negative, though I've proven it to be a positive.

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Vote Placed by Lexus 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro obviously met the BoP by proving that the effects can either be negative OR positive, as outlined in the resolution, so they get arguments. It would have been fun to see a "life is automatically better than no life for a child" argument, but all's good. Pro wins
Vote Placed by daem0n 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: S&G: Con's post is difficult to read due to bad grammar. Arguments: Pro goes for the easy win by defending the resolution in its literal sense: that teen parenting is either positive or negative.