If you introduce ideas that are counter to what he is exposed to you might make him feel out of sync with others. Then he might feel like he doesn't really fit in. Just be prepared to help him adjust socially to these new ideas you are feeding him. Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1095296
This is whay I dont want to steer his opinion at all.
Justt open him to the possibilities, but I am prepared to handle this.
If he doesn't already challenge authority, (it starts with parents) then he probably isn't "hardwired" to seek alternative rule sets.
Getting anyone to recognize how rules and choices are linked is difficult. It takes a fundamental confidence in yourself. Trying to change outdated/inappropriate rules takes a unique inner conviction.
When my kids challenged my choice, I asked them to provide three reasons why their choice was better than mine.
It empowered them to make their own choices at a very early age. My kids seem okay. They have friends and have adjusted very well socially.
He doesnt really challenge authority, but he does demand reasons for decisions given to him.
Like if he asks why he cant play in the street, I need to explain to him EVERY aspect of why its not a good idea.
I have instilled a thirst for knowledge in him, and this is a prime opportunity to get a drink of information.
Who knows, he may take in what he sees and hears at this service tomorrow, and decide for himself that he is satisfied with the answers given to him by the O.S. that was handed to him at school.
And maybe he will be full of questions, but afraid to ask.
This is why I posted this thread, in how to deal with making himfeel comfortable with his stance on ANY issue in the future, not just 9-11.
I figured this will be a great opportunity for me to get a small bond on a trust issue with bigger things in life, and how to think for himself....and I also thought this would be the best place to ask for a bit of insight, as there are alot of members here in the C.T area with children.