Neutralize Arguing

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Love and Logic Skill: Neutralize Arguing

One of my all-time favorite Love and Logic lines is described below.

The situation: A student is trying to argue with you.

You calmly say, "I argue at 7:15 and 4:15 daily. What's best for you?" (I always pick times that are inconvenient for the student i.e., before or after school, or during lunch or recess).

The student will probably reply with something like, "But..."

You quickly respond back, "Let me know what you decide."

You then turn and walk away.

Try it sometime. Works like magic to neutralize arguing.