Do you encourage rational and critical thought in your house?
If so, why and how?
If not, ( and I assume the opposite of 'encouraging' would in this case be 'discouraging') - so , why and how?
This would be in relation to the many subjects we face often debate with firm viewpoints as adults, that we know as participating people of a society our children will also face.
a few definitions of critical thinking:
"Critical thinking, in its broadest sense has been described as "purposeful reflective judgment concerning what to believe or what to do."
"The disciplined ability and willingness to assess evidence and claims, to seek a breadth of contradicting as well as confirming information, to make objective judgments on the basis of well supported reasons as a guide to belief and action, and to monitor ones thinking while doing so."
"Ability to make a judgment, consider merit or worth, accuracy, relevance, and logic. It involves analysis, synthesis and evaluation. Other aspects of critical thinking can include metacognition, problem-framing and resolving."