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Questions that can Nurture Critical Thinking

Updated: Jan 13, 2022

We all know that there's no shortage of gullible and easily swayed people in this country. People throw their opinions around like confetti, and many have no real basis behind how they came up with their perspective. Many simply follow along with what they've been taught, told, and conditioned to believe. If you're anything like me, it's likely VERY important to teach your kids HOW to think, not WHAT to think.... even if they come to a different conclusion that you. Here are some questions you can ask them to get a good conversation going about ANYTHING.


If you needed to teach someone this same concept, how would you explain it to them?


What could we do to test this out to see if it's true or false?


Does this make you think or wonder about anything else?


Why do you think this way?


Can you give me an example of what you're saying?


What could we do different the next time we do it? The time after that?


If you were brand new, would you do this a different way? Why or why not?


Do you think someone older or younger than you would have a different viewpoint?





It make take a little while to get them to open up, but keep asking questions... eventually their little brains will start doing it on their own. Don't get discouraged if you have a little nugget who gets overwhelmed with lots of questions either... it doesn't come easy for many people, so keep at it with no pressure.


Lots of Love,

Emily



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