The Moral Intelligence of Children

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A&C Black, 1998 - Child rearing - 218 pages
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This volume explores the question of how to raise a child whose moral intelligence and strong values will be the basis for a balanced and happy life. Drawing on his experience as a teacher and child psychiatrist, and pivotal events in his own life, the author shows how character develops from the earliest years, moulded by the often unselfconscious guidance of parents.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The prolific Coles, Harvard's noted social ethicist and author of the Pulitzer Prizewinning five-volume Children of Crisis, muddies the ethical waters conceptually in this rather loosely organized ... Read full review

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This is a long listen - 8 1-hour cassettes. I made it through 7. The first one was promising because I actually stopped & rewound parts of it a few times. However, the rest of the tapes were quite ... Read full review


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Boston-born psychiatrist and author Robert Martin Coles devoted his professional life to the psychology of children. Coles has been associated with the Harvard University Medical School since 1960. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his five-volume series entitled Children in Crisis, Coles has contributed hundreds of articles to popular magazines, as well as writing over thirty books for adults and children. Other books include The Mind's Fate, Flannery O'Connor's South, and Walker Percy: An American Search.

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