From a very early age, children can learn right from wrong. It is an ongoing process of teaching, disciplining and providing positive role models. As they grow older, the child will transfer the lessons learned from their parents and family such as sharing and treating others with respect, to more complex issues such as what is legal and not legal. Again, this teaching does not end, it continues throughout childhood and adolescence. But then the people doing the teaching are not just the parents, they are their schools, the media and their peers. This definitely complicates things, but if the child had a good start it will make a big difference.
If you would like to speak with a counselor about this in more detail, so we could answer more specific questions, please call or e-mail our Hotline. Counselors are available 24 hours, 7 days a week to assist parents with any issue. Take care and we hope to hear from you in the future!
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