You Are Special is an inspiring collection of Fred Rogers' self-esteem boosting wisdom. Rogers also shares many private stories about his own challenges growing up, including the important role his grandfather and a few influential teachers played in his life.
Fred Rogers' short, easy-to-remember maxims and observations helped people of all ages make sense of a complicated world. Now that he is gone, this collection will remind you why he meant so much to you as a child. You Are Special will make sure you keep benefiting from his hopeful outlook on life.
©1994 Family Communications, Inc.; (P)1994 Penguin HighBridge Audio
Filmmaker and artist in Los Angeles.
This book is really about development of children (and adults too really but they aren't mentioned) on how to nurture others and love them.
This book is simple, sweet and informative. It's quick to listen to and isn't bogged down with someone who just wants to show you their knowledge. He seems to really care and has simple ways of teaching about life. There's a happy sad reality to it.
Yes - it's an easy listen, full of inspiring quotes.
There are some great quotes in this book, but for me the most memorable aspect of the book is how Fred relays his experience of watching, listening, loving, and learning. So much of what you read in the parenting section today is based on formal research of children in "the lab".
If you've watched the television series, you'll recognize the material, the tone, and Mr. Rogers at the piano between chapters.
Thinking about life as a parent, this book challenges you to think about what you're doing.
I can't recommend this book enough. Me. Rodgers insights into children and what they need from parents are timeless. Do your entire family a favor and listen to this book.
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