Certainly, we should teach our children to think for themselves.
Yet we should not teach them to think in accord with themselves,
that is - in accord with their own understanding and feeling.
Rather, we should teach our children to think for themselves
in accord with the precepts and principles of God's Holy Word
(to think for themselves, but not according to themselves).
And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:
and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children,
and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth. Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee.
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom:
and with all thy getting get understanding.
Exalt her, and she shall promote thee:
she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her.
She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee. Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many.
I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths.
When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened;
and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble.
Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life.
Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way?
By taking heed thereto according to thy word.
2 Timothy 3:14-17
But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of,
knowing of whom thou hast learned them;
and that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures,
which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
All scripture is given by inspiration of God,
and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
that the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.