The Overly Informed Parent's Guide to Raising Healthy Kids in the Age of Environmental Guilt by Paige Wolf

The Budget Activist: How to Have Meaningful Conversation with Dissenters

October 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

There is no question that political debate has gotten more heated – and hateful. Even debating something that might seem innocuous has taken on a new level of vitriol. But sometimes just speaking up can be the greatest form of advocacy. So, how do you know whether it’s worth it to engage in debate with your racist uncle? What words can you use to communicate most effectively with people you disagree with – and when should you walk away? At the 2016 Pennsylvania Conference for Women, I listened to a conference keynote speech by Olympic gold medalist and LGBT activist Abby Wambach in which she implored the audience to stop “unfriending” people with contrasting views. I clapped along with the rest of the crowd, all the while unsure how I truly felt about her message. Sure, I’d like to have an intelligent...

"Parents may be the guiltiest demographic, but [Wolf's] advice pertains to all those suffering a crisis of environmental conscience."

– The Huffington Post

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