Here is a short video where Dale talks about the difference between influencing without indoctrinating. It nearly goes without saying that children will imitate their parents or guardians. But with one simple sentence you can start your child on the path of critical thinking.
“There are other good people who believe differently, and you can talk to them and think about their beliefs. You can make up your own mind.”
How many of you parents out there have used something similar?
Does it work? And do your children seek out and talk to people with different beliefs?
Here is another quote that seemed important to me:
“Imagine if all children were given the opportunity to seek out alternate worldviews and make up their own minds in the long run!”
Although we are slowly making our way towards such an imagined world, I think there are some major hurdles still ahead of us.
Is there still hope for the thinking children of tomorrow?