Robert Coles And The Moral Life

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“One of America’s most prominent child psychiatrists, a longtime Harvard professor, and the author of more than sixty books, Coles is one of our great moral visionaries” (Robert Coles and the Moral Life - Mindful." Mindful. Mindful Staff). Coles grew up Boston, raised by his mom native from Boston, and his father who originated from England. Coles’s mother had concerns over poverty, discrimination, and injustices occurring in the world. She believed these factors could be cured by doing good deeds throughout life. She practiced good deeds by feeding the hungry and clothing those who were poor through her participation in the Catholic Workers movement. Unlike his mother, Coles’s father was more skeptical if good deeds proved morality, and took

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