Fred Rogers
Latrobe, Pennsylvania

Quotes

11 November 2014
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.
11 November 2014
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.
11 November 2014
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.
11 November 2014
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.
11 November 2014
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.
11 November 2014
I think of discipline as the continual everyday process of helping a child learn self-discipline.
11 November 2014
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.
11 November 2014
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.
11 November 2014
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.
11 November 2014
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.

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