Development of moral concepts is indicative of an individual’s mental or intellectual powers. Besides, development of moral notions goes hand ‘in hand with other aspects of development. Every child is an instinctive creature. As he passes through various stages of development, he gets to know what is ‘right’ and what is ‘wrong’ and that he must not cry for things which belong to another child.
At first, every child feels a sense of pleasure by acquiring what the other child possesses. It is only after the attainment of moral maturity that he understands his limitations.
The child’s first and probably the most impressive experience with ‘Right’ and ‘Wrong’, ‘Good’ and ‘Bad’ is in toilet training. As children develop through infancy, they are able to make an increasing number of choices and they start tolerating increasing restrictions. By the time they are two years of age, they may show apparent feeling of guilt. At three plus, the mere thought of a forbidden act may cause guilt feeling.