How Could a Sweet Third-Grader just Cheat on that Exam?

The line between right and wrong in the classroom is often hazy for young children, and shaping the moral compass of children whose brains are still developing can be one of the trickiest jobs a parent faces. Many parents overreact or misread the motivations of small children, say researchers and educators, when it is actually more important to explore the underlying cause. Research by Eric Anderman, Ohio State’s professor of educational psychology, suggests responses for parents, adjusting strategies in subtle ways by each age. Read more