Moral Development Chart

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Assignment 023 Understand Child and Young Person Development

Table 5: Moral Development

0-3 months no moral awareness

3-6 months Show joy by smiling, cooing and laughing when fed comfortable or safe. 6-9 months Show joy by smiling, cooing and laughing when fed comfortable or safe crying when distressed or unhappy. 9-12 months- No understanding of right or wrong, starts to understand word no.

1-2 Years

MORAL DEVELOPMENT: One to Two Years

Is inwardly sensitive to adult approval and disapproval, despite tantrums and bursts of anger.

2-4 Years

MORAL DEVELOPMENT: Two to Three Years

Usually appears self-reliant and wants to be good, but is not yet mature enough to be able to carry out most promises.

Three to Four Years

Begins to know right from wrong. |
Finds other's opinions of self to be important. |
Is more self-controlled and less aggressive. |
Uses extreme verbal threats such as, "I'll kill you," without understanding full implications. 4-7 Years MORAL DEVELOPMENT: Four to Five Years Is becoming aware of right and wrong; usually has desire to do right; may blame others for own wrong doing. |

MORAL DEVELOPMENT: Five to Six Years

Is interested in being good, but may tell untruths or blame others for wrongdoings because of intense desire to please and do right. | Wants to do what he/she believes is right and avoid what is wrong. |

MORAL DEVELOPMENT: Six to Seven Years Old

Is very concerned with personal behavior, particularly as it affects family and friends; sometimes blames others for own wrong doing.

Seven to Tweleve Years

MORAL DEVELOPMENT: Seven to Eight Years

May experience guilt and shame.

MORAL DEVELOPMENT: Eight to Nine Years

May experience guilt and shame.

MORAL DEVELOPMENT: Nine to Ten Years

Is very conscious of fairness; is highly competitive; argues over fairness; has difficulty admitting mistakes but is becoming more capable of accepting...
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