Different Types of Debates:
Arguments with parents:
--they usually occur at home between mother, father and child/teenager
--these usually don't help much with arriving at a better decision, unless the child is a skilled argumentor; or a very persuasive person, and sometimes willing to compromise.
--These debates are unstructured
--the decision making process is usually the parent saying, "if you live under my roof then you'll live by my rules!" (or something to that degree)