posted on Feb, 8 2009 @ 07:15 PM
I had the same problem with my kids while they were growing up. The important thing i realized is the tell them you're views and present them with
some information they can clearly understand and have discussions about them.
The most important thing you can teach them early involves propaganda and it's use on children. I always taught my children to be steadfast, and to
ask questions, always doubt where they're information was coming from, and try to find alternative sources.
Ask them how, if they were making up history, how they would envision it, what would have happened in they're book and just relate it to what's
being taught in the classroom.
If they return to school and attempt to argue the point to the class, tell them only to do so if they have the documentation or the facts to back it
up, becaus then you're child is doing everybody else a service.
Actually in my experience, you want them to challenge the school's teachings, it will force them to get better teachers or for the teachers to
involve the students in objective discussions arguing points on both sides, instead of just saying...this is how it happened.
It will encourage debate, the school can't argue against kids learning from different points of views and being exposed to all kinds of knowledge,
that would be counter-productive.
[edit on 2/8/2009 by tothetenthpower]