Really thinking deeply is hard. Let it BE hard, help them talk it out.
Showing How They Know
Support At Home
-Use the word "because" after "no" or "not tonight..."
-Give reasons - you to them and them to you.
-Encourage questions and explore answers (especially questions whose answers are yes or no).
-Explain and discuss issues or problems in your house, neighborhood, and community. Brainstorm solutions.
-Compare how things are alike and different - video games, movies, food
-Look for patterns
-Describe and categorize stuff.
-Tell your children what you value and why.
-Encourage and celebrate opinions.