I can't think of a word that would describe the feeling of not knowing any better.
The description is for a child, and the sentence would go like:
He was young and
an adjective with this meaning instead of the phrase "didn't know any better"
but I'm not sure if there is one. The words I've discarded because they're just not the exact match of what I'm looking for are: naive, ignorant, immature, guileless.
What I want is a word that expresses that this child was in a difficult position, had grown up in a problematic environment and therefore made a wrong decision. Okay maybe this can't be described with only an adjective, but maybe a phrase that isn't "didn't know any better" but has a similar meaning? Help? :)