Today, children are faced with many tough choices beginning at a very young age, and therefore, there is a growing need worldwide to teach children to think for themselves.
To help them learn to deal with potential difficult situations, parents must help their children learn to make good choices on their own. How? By allowing them to practice in an environment in which thinking well is valued and modelled, where their community of inquiry is characterised by structure and connected conversation. In this form of dialogue, children are encouraged to be aware of how they think, in a context which encourages them to follow their own argument and those of others.