• That's one of the most important things you can teach kids. Once they get to school, they'll get indoctrinated.
  • Nope People who talk about "teach your kids to think for themselves" usually are indoctrinated themselves. Hence why it's usually racists, old farts, republicans and cockwombles that say that sort of crap. The reality of the matter is if you give your kids good opportunities to learn and a positive environment to learn in, then they will think positively and progressively.
    • bostjan64
      Any "-ism" can be indoctrinated, especially progressivism. I'm generally Libertarian, but that's a doctrine, just the same as Conservatism, Liberalism, blah blah blah. Generally moderate-minded people are more apt to judge a situation on the fly, but it seems that there are hardly any moderates left these days, since such folks might be afraid to speak their minds and face the wrath of whatever extremists disagree with them.
    • Archie Bunker
      How do you indoctrinate someone while telling them to think for themselves, 22? If you give them everything on a silver platter, they'll never learn to think at all.
    • Linda Joy
      That's true Archie! I had to learn everything for myself so tried to tell my son the best way to do everything until he was about 9 and I realized by doing that I had taught him to ask me everything. So I started asking him what do you think. He definitely thinks for himself.
  • I will when they are old enough. One of them is 2 years old and the other is six months. I'm sure you thought for yourself when you were that age.
    • Linda Joy
      I was molested not long after 2. I decided I didn't like it and got up and left. So I guess, now that you mentioned it I did. But I'm pretty sure that's not the response you were looking for.
  • What children?
    • Linda Joy
      Any children you choose to be in charge of. Or mentor.
  • I don't have any children yet, but when I do I will teach them to think for themselves.
  • When they ask me for advice, I say what do you think you should do and I help them think it through.
    • Linda Joy
      Good answer!

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