Sweeties And Morals: The Importance Of Teaching “Right” And “Wrong”

As some of you may know, I recently started attending school again, and one of my first classes back is Philosophy – Ethics, to be more exact.

I am very much enjoying it, for the ways in which it is causing me to think and question myself and the world around me. But, at the same time, it is making it harder for me to imagine the day, one day, when I will have to explain morality, and…let’s just say, it’s going to be a little hard.

Having this realization has been causing me to really remember what being a parent, to me, is all about. Yes, it’s cute and warm and fuzzy and trying and sometimes makes you feel ashamed. It’s building a family, and fully becoming a part of the circle of life. But it’s also taking a brand-new and sparkly human being, and trying to teach them as close to the truth about the world as I can tell. Which means that there needs to be some thought that goes into what is said, how it is said, and why, and what the outcome could possibly be, if we really want to see the world become a better place.

But ethics are difficult! What is morality? It seems to have so many different names, customs, and circumstances, and yet there are things that are generally accepted by societies. Imagine explaining that to a child! (Even though I’m not there yet, I am thinking about it already, because I want to be as best prepared as I possibly can.)

Have you thought about how you will explain morality to your little sweetie? Or have you done it already? If so, how has it worked for you? Please leave a comment to give other mamis and parents some pointers!

 

 

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Mami

Mami is an artist, aspiring entrepreneur, and first-time, full-time mother. She enjoys long walks with Mr. Sweetie, good food and cooking, her family and dear friends, writing, arting and crafting. She doesn't know everything, but wants to learn, and loves to do research and share what she finds. She thinks life is like a box of puzzle pieces: you keep trying until it fits, because every piece has its place. She owns and operates whatever she sets her mind to, and knows that the sky is only the limit if you haven't left the ground yet.

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