Ethics is a great topic for thinking about parents and their role in the learning process. Most parents are conscientious individuals who want to do a good job for their children in complex and fast-moving times, even those parents you never hear from. They're likely asking themselves on a daily basis, "What's the right thing to do here?"
The study of ethics requires asking "What is right?" and "What is good?" In one form or another, most children ask these questions of themselves and their surroundings on a regular basis. As they mature into adolescents, justice issues—especially those that affect them—become a prominent part of this questioning process. For this reason, we consider ethics a great teaching opportunity.