Fred Rogers helped children to learn that they are lovable and capable of loving. He believed that love is the basis of learning, and this article focuses on the connection between love and learning how to write. He comments on the power of the written word—even if children cannot yet read what you’ve written to them. This article is interesting in that it offers a piece of advice to parents that is prevalent today:
taking time for yourself is important so that you can be available to others when they need you. Quiet time by yourself or with a child can be restorative and strengthening.
Fred Rogers and Hedda Sharapan
Promotion Packet August 1987
Promotional materials for families who have children who are starting school.
Saint Vincent College
In this excerpt from a speech that Fred Rogers delivered at Saint Vincent College, he tells how parenting styles last through generations of a family.