robert coles

robert coles

Psychiatrist Robert Coles has spent his career exploring the inner lives of children. He says children are witnesses to the fullness of our humanity; they are keenly attuned to the darkness as well as the light of life; and they can teach us about living honestly, searchingly and courageously if we let them.

Maria Montessori, the great 20th-century educational pioneer, observed that children have an intuition for religious life at an early age that is matched only by their capacity to acquire language. During this holiday season, Speaking of Faith explores the spiritual wisdom and intelligence of children—including their ability to process the difficult realities of life.

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A former guest's animated Harvard speech on how children handle situations of conflict.

Part of our SoundSeen series: our staff deliberates on cutting a dated reference and its value for current perspective.

A search for stories about the relationship between children and grandparents revealed words of wisdom for current economic times.

A preview of Krista's interview with the famed child psychiatrist.

Our online editor reflects on finding new meaning — and new life — in Krista's 2000 interview with Robert Coles.