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Nurturing Moral Development in Children[Program 157]
Nurturing Moral Development in Children

"I think peer culture and certainly media culture can have all kinds of negative influences on kids. But I will say this, I do think there's also a tendency for adults to blame peer culture, and to blame the media and to let themselves off the hook. [In some cases] I think it's parents who are themselves not modeling moral behavior, who themselves are immature, in some way. "

-- Richard Weissbourd, PhD
Harvard University psychologist and author of 'The Parents We Mean to Be'



In this provocative dialogue, Richard Weissbourd, who has founded an inner city school, raised a family and teaches at Harvard's graduate school of education as well as the Kennedy school of government, reflects on the complex process of cultivating moral awareness in young people. He believes young children frequently know the difference between right and wrong, but following their inner "moral compass" requires active nuturing by parents who both discuss real-world choices and model moral behavior in their own lives, including interactions with others. The challenge of moral reasoning and resolving conflicting loyalties are also discussed.

Total Time: 29 minutes

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