Help your child to ask questions

By asking your children to contribute to family decisions, you’re helping them learn how to ask respectful questions of those in authority, and encouraging them to ask questions even if they worry that their questions are silly.

How to Raise Critical Thinkers in a World That Desperately Needs Them  Our world is facing a lot of challenges, with even more coming. We need citizens and leaders who question things that are presented as “fact,” who ask critical and thoughtful questions of their leaders, and who think carefully about how they make decisions that impact their own and other’s lives. In short, this world is in desperate need of strong critical thinkers.  As a doctoral student, I spent four years studying college student and adult development, with a focus on whether innovative teaching and learning strategies were helping to foster critical thinking skills. I came to passionately believe that critical thinking skills are some of the most important skills we can emphasize in higher education. But as a parent, I became passionate about starting well before college.   So how can we translate these conditions to our role as parents?    Click   here  to read more from parent.com

How to Raise Critical Thinkers in a World That Desperately Needs Them

Our world is facing a lot of challenges, with even more coming. We need citizens and leaders who question things that are presented as “fact,” who ask critical and thoughtful questions of their leaders, and who think carefully about how they make decisions that impact their own and other’s lives. In short, this world is in desperate need of strong critical thinkers.

As a doctoral student, I spent four years studying college student and adult development, with a focus on whether innovative teaching and learning strategies were helping to foster critical thinking skills. I came to passionately believe that critical thinking skills are some of the most important skills we can emphasize in higher education. But as a parent, I became passionate about starting well before college. 

So how can we translate these conditions to our role as parents? 

Click here to read more from parent.com

Peter Hamilton