I sincerely believe that it is far more beneficial and far less costly to help a child build confidence than it is to fix an adult who has little or none.

Won’t you be my neighbour?

on July 17, 2013

mr rogers


Do you remember Mr. Rogers?  He was a very entertaining and interesting man who taught children many good values and I thoroughly enjoyed watching his program with my own children.

Mr. Rogers was an ordained minister who decided to work in television because he did not approve of the programs he saw and wanted to influence viewers with his ideas.

He got a job working in children’s television programming and started developing some of the puppets, music and ideas that would be used in the Emmy award winning program, Mister Rogers’ Neighbourhood which aired in 1968.

Mr. Rogers started every program with the song, ‘Won’t you be my neighbour?” What a wonderful phrase for children to think about.  Each episode taught children to love themselves and others.   There was no anger, no violence, no inappropriate language like you see on television today.  After watching the program, you felt happy, calm, peaceful and secure.

We need more wholesome, family programming today like Mister Rogers’ Neighbourhood.  Rogers believed that this type of program helps children to become responsible, caring adults with a positive perspective on life and I totally agree with him.

Rogers died in 2003 but he will be remembered for all the good work he did in trying to reach out to children and encourage them to express their emotions in a healthy way.

We should follow his example and try to be a good example for our children to follow.  Let’s start working on building good moral values in ourselves and our children.


2 responses to “Won’t you be my neighbour?

  1. I just discovered the “UP” network. I have been watching all old episodes of Little House on the Prairie and Touched by an Angel. There are lots of other wholesome family shows on there too!

    • imconfident says:

      Those were 2 favourites of our family. We don’t watch a lot of TV because there isn’t much worth viewing, so we only have basic cable, but we do see some of these programmes on our Christian channels. At least I can watch them when my grandson is visiting.

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