As children, we trust our parents and don’t stop to question whether what they thought was best for us was the best; as children I’m not sure we’re equipped.
It became clear that decisions being made around my disability were wrong that where our parents have our backs, they may sometimes have their own.
We’re not always in a position to consider how valid and reliable their information is, what the merits are and whether the information being presented are really being made in our own interests and whether they are right for us.
Parents may continue to evaluate things for their children through their own evaluations. The same principles apply to other areas too. When we use critical evaluation, we’re working on developing our own understanding in more detail.
As children when we’re old enough, it is important we evaluate and judge things for ourselves, so that we come to understand our lives better.