Morality and Sharing

Question: “I have a 3 month old baby. I often wonder if, are infants’ born with an innate sense of morality. What do you think?” One of RIE’s® defining ideas is that infants are capable, curious, intelligent people from day one, who are eager to understand the world around them. They are whole people. But that doesn’t mean that they don’t have a lot to learn. Morality, or the “principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behavior.” (Oxford English Dictionary) is a social construct. Since young infants haven’t had a lot of social engagement yet they haven’t had a chance to learn the rules. So the next question is when and how do people learn a society’s morals

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