What are the moral dilemmas facing young children ?.
The moral dilemmas facing young children are not about plagiarism or cloning or abortion. Rather, they are about understanding that lying, cheating, stealing, hurting others, or making fun of other children’s differences are morally wrong and that telling the truth, playing fairly, sharing, being helpful, and respecting people’s differences are morally right” (Newman & Newman, 2018).
- What are your earliest recollections of your own moral development?
- You could use a family situation, an encounter with a peer or teacher at school, or an interaction with a sibling to begin this response.
- What did you consider to be the essential “rights” and “wrongs” when you were very young?
- What difficulties did you face in trying to live up to the moral standards that were impressed upon you at that time?