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Used by permission for one year from Random House. For on-line information about other Random House, Inc. The second part of the story of moral development raises the curtain on the six stages of moral reasoning. These stages of moral reasoning begin in the preschool years and may still be developing during adulthood. I’ll devote a chapter to each of them.
Think of these stages as theories of right and wrong that we carry around in our heads as children, teenagers, or adults. Each stage or theory has a different idea of what’s right and a different idea of the reason why a person should be good. For each stage, the chart also indicates what I think are reasonable developmental goals: that is, the approximate age period when I think kids of normal intelligence, growing up in a supportive and stimulating moral environment, have a good chance of attaining a particular stage. Take a minute to look at this chart. You are a big part of your child’s moral environment, but you’re not the only influence on your child’s progress through these stages of moral reasoning. What do these stages of moral reasoning tell us?
They tell us, first of all, that kids are not short adults. They don’t see the world the way we do. I should get my own way. To get rewards and avoid punishments.