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Quotations From FRED ROGERS

 

  • 1.
    I like to compare the holiday season with the way a child listens to a favorite story. The pleasure is in the familiar way the story begins, the anticipation of familiar turns it takes, the familiar moments of suspense, and the familiar climax and ending.
    Fred Rogers (20th century), U.S. children's TV personality and author. Mister Rogers Talks with Parents, ch. 11 (1983).

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  • 2.
    Call them rules or call them limits, good ones, I believe, have this in common: They serve reasonable purposes; they are practical and within a child's capability; they are consistent; and they are an expression of loving concern.
    Fred Rogers (20th century), U.S. television personality and parenting specialist. Mister Rogers Talks with Parents, ch. 6 (1983).

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  • 3.
    Parents find many different ways to work their way through the assertiveness of their two-year-olds, but seeing that assertiveness as positive energy being directed toward growth as a competent individual may open up some new possibilities.
    Fred Rogers (20th century), U.S. television personality and parenting specialist. Mister Rogers Talks With Parents, ch. 2 (1983).

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  • 4.
    There is a universal truth that I have found in my work. Everybody longs to be loved. And the greatest thing we can do is let somebody know that they are loved and capable of loving.
    Fred Rogers (20th century), U.S. children's TV personality and author. As quoted in Kids Are Worth It by Barbara Coloroso, ch. 1 (1994).

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  • 5.
    Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning....They have to play with what they know to be true in order to find out more, and then they can use what they learn in new forms of play.
    Fred Rogers (20th century), U.S. children's TV personality and author. Mister Rogers Talks with Parents, ch. 5 (1983).

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  • 6.
    For a couple with young children, divorce seldom comes as a "solution" to stress, only as a way to end one form of pain and accept another.
    Fred Rogers (20th century), U.S. television personality and parenting specialist. Mister Rogers Talks With Parents, ch. 10 (1983).

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  • 7.
    I think of discipline as the continual everyday process of helping a child learn self-discipline.
    Fred Rogers (20th century), U.S. television personality and parenting specialist. Mister Rogers Talks with Parents, ch. 6 (1983).

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  • 8.
    When our children see us expressing our emotions, they can learn that their own feelings are natural and permissible, can be expressed, and can be talked about. That's an important thing for our children to learn.
    Fred Rogers (20th century), U.S. television personality and parenting specialist. Mister Rogers Talks with Parents, ch. 10 (1983).

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  • 9.
    When we leave our child in nursery school for the first time, it won't be just our child's feelings about separation that we will have to cope with, but our own feelings as well—from our present and from our past, parents are extra vulnerable to new tremors from old earthquakes.
    Fred Rogers (20th century), U.S. children's TV personality and author. Mister Rogers Talks With Parents, ch. 1 (1983).

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  • 10.
    Parents are like shuttles on a loom. They join the threads of the past with threads of the future and leave their own bright patterns as they go.
    Fred Rogers (20th century), U.S. television personality and parenting specialist. Mister Rogers Talks With Parents, ch. 1 (1983).

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