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The Positive Effect of Negativity

Fascinating! Or, if I am talking to a teenager, not at all fascinating...

Can Teenage Defiance Be Manipulated for Good?

Since there have been teenagers, there have been adults trying to control them. The Massachusetts Bay Colony passed the Stubborn Child Law in 1646, allowing parents to have their defiant teenage sons put to death. The Bible suggests stoning them to death. But what if adolescent defiance is not a demon to be exorcised, but a power to be harnessed? Read More