The essentiality of good cognitive habits involved in critical thinking is undoubtedly very vital. In our daily endeavors, we encounter diverse problems that require a stable and sane mind for sound decision making. In as much almost every person comes across or find themselves in sticky situations. I believe that mothers require positive cognitive habits involved in critical thinking is to tackle the various circumstances they experience. For instance, a mother discovers her child has a chronic disease that has no cure: her four-year-old son suffers from Alexander disease. How will she use her perceptive skills to help her son remain hopefully critically?
Self-regulation will be a critical factor in helping the kid live with his condition. The ability to monitor one’s interests, state and maintain a normal like would help a great in making the child with Alexander disease stay cool. The child’s mother would train the kid on managing his emotions thus avoiding stress and depression (Facione, 1998) which will shorten his lifespan. When the mind is self-regulated, a sound decision making is always evident: because people get to know themselves hence involve in actions that befit their situation.
The mother will use her evaluation skills to critical help her son live longer. Being that Alexander disease has no cure the power to make the child healthy and stable solely rely on her evaluation of the situation to make the boy more esteemed. Citing the son’s positive qualities now and then enhances his confidence (Rubenfeld, and Scheffer,2015). The inability to walk and seizures tied to the disease need final evaluation to solve the problem. Seeking medical attention helps save the situation in the long run, and that comes up when the mother has carefully evaluated the situation and settles on a long-term solution.
The finally the mother would use her inference and interpretation skills to aid her in remaining emotionally stable (Read Finn, 2011). Being that she is human and bound to elicit natural emotions like breaking down, strong will of interpretation would be her only solace in her son’s case. She can interpret the disease as a test from God on her faith and hope.
In a nutshell, the real employment of cognitive habits always helps in critical decision making in any situation. When one encounters problematic circumstances, only their perception of it will assist in handling the problem.
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