Your very best friend didn’t like you anymore?
Something was taken out of your backpack ,and you think you know who?
You are watching a person get picked on in the lavatory and no adults are around
Your sister is smoking cigarettes and you know you parent’s won’t like it?
Questions like these put social challenges on the table and the group can discussion the options, feelings and confusion they might experience as individuals. Hard and fast rules often are not appealing to middle scholars and don’t hold the power of shared reason. They are NOT cool. There is a group wisdom that is explained and understood by a peer group that adults would not be able to predict. We no longer have access to their language or level of thinking. Since young people don’t share the same thinking process as adults, why not just pose the dilemma and observe what happens.