Many Ways to Say I Love You

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 03 Sep 2019

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It's a book by Fred Rogers. How could I give it anything other than five stars? Great lesson about the role of parents.
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This is a great, short book, that I would reccomend to expecting parents, current parents and people who work with children. When dealing with children it's important to remember how you felt and expressed yourself as a child, and treat children with the love and respect they deserve.
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A wonderful book to read in one sitting or bits and pieces at a time. I could also see gifting this book to those you love. Mr. Rogers was truly a great person and his words are still applicable today!
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A beautiful resource for parents! Such wonderful excerpts from the man who has played such a huge role in many of our lives.
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Who better to write an anecdote-filled treatise on parenting than a man who spent most of his life talking to children? "Many Ways To Say I Love You" is written by Fred Rogers, a.k.a. "Mr. Rogers" of PBS fame. Just as he had many warm and heartfelt thoughts and stories for children, he also seeks to impart his own brand of caring advice for parents.

Some of the key aspects Rogers touches on includes how the past informs the present, and how parents have an opportunity in each moment to find a way to show love to their children instead of being a cypher for the past. Further, he emphasizes that it's important to show children the full range of emotions, from happiness to sadness to anger, but in a healthy way. By modeling healthy behavior, even what's traditionally considered negative behavior, parents can show their children methods of dealing with their emotions that don't rely on the classic negative feedback cycle of discipline.

Perhaps the most important part of the book is that Rogers asks that parents, in showing their children love and mercy, do the same for themselves. While it's okay to aspire to being great parents, all parents make mistakes and have much to learn, and Rogers says, "That's okay!" It's heartening to know that as parents help their children to create, build, dream, and thrive, they can also feel empowered to reflect, grow, iterate, and be better tomorrow. I'm grateful to Mr. Rogers for writing this book, and for so much more.
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Who didn’t watch Mister Rogers and love him?? I look back at old Mister Rogers episodes and love the messages and his positivity. This book contains quotes and his thoughts on parenthood. 

If you grew up with Mister Rogers you can almost here him saying what is written in the book. This is a sweet book and I will definitely be adding it to an upcoming baby shower gift.
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Wonderful little book filled with nuggets of wisdom and thoughts to consider about parenting and children. Quick read, and the kind of book you can pick up repeatedly for encouragement.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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An absolutely beautiful book full of important life lessons by Fred Rogers. An intelligent and kind man, he is missed every day. I loved this little book and the illustrations throughout.
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I've always been a Mr Rogers fan so it is very easy for me to tell you how much I enjoyed this book.  The life's lessons he taught to so many generations are still alive today.  While this a quick read...or it was for me...you will find yourself returning to the book many times just to have that warm, safe feeling that Mr Rogers built for us.
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Encouraging our children to be honest with us about what they think and feel helps them develop their capacity to love themselves and love others. 

Loving our children is the greatest gift we can give to future generations. Not only to future generations but it is investment to ourselves that does not pay in material sense but eternally as a legacy. Mr. Rogers gives a key to our children's heart and to make them come alive. We may have forgotten ourselves what it is to love a child but there is always today to start. Little ways that become big as they will never be forgotten to any child that is blessed by the love of a parent or a adult. 

If you have a child to love, you will be blessed in the little ways to make a child feel love, security and give them the confidence they need to face the world. Highly recommend.

A Special Thank you Hatchette Books and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review
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I really enjoyed Many Ways to Say I Love You by Fred Rogers. I thought it was cute and heartwarming. I thought it made good points about raising children and learning to deal with different emotions - children and adults alike. The book as a whole though was much shorter than I expected with not much meat to the different topics he covered. It's a very cute book but not as educational as I had expected.
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When it is hot as heck outside and there is nothing cool to do but reading as everything else makes you end up a sweaty mess, it is the perfect day for a speed reader.			
			
I received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  			
			
From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do 😸.			

Inspirational words on parenting from the beloved PBS series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, for new parents and those whose children are grown.

Fred Rogers has long been a wonderful resource for parents, offering their children entertainment and education through his enduring television show. Now his special brand of good cheer and wisdom are brought together especially for parents in this newest book based on never-before-published works.

Many Ways to Say I Love You is a treasury of segments from speeches and observations from his years of working with parents and children, as well as other materials from books, songs, TV commentary, and more. Using stories from his own life, Mister Rogers discusses the importance of children and the role of parents.7

Mr. Rogers is a cultural icon - he was a HUGE PART of my childhood - I just loved him: we even share the same birthdate. (There is even a movie coming out about him starring Tom Hanks! and who can forget Eddie Murphy's satire of him in SNL??)   This book is a perfect gem of inspiration for parents who are struggling with daily life with kids. PARENTHOOD IS NO JOKE!!!! I copied down so many quotes to hang on the walls of the library, it is not funny!  A great book for new parents...it deserves a place on your bookshelf!		
			
As always, I try to find a reason to not rate with stars as I love emojis (outside of their incessant use by "Social Influencer Millennials" on Instagram and Twitter) so let's give it some cardigans as Mr Roger ALWAYS ore his cardigan!!!!  🧥🧥🧥🧥🧥 (sorry it is not red!)
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i don't have any children myself but while i read this i thought a lot about my niece, about myself as a child growing up, about every person out in this world honestly. it made me feel more mindful, wanting to be there even more than i already have been for my little five year old niece. i know how difficult it is to grow up feeling like love isn't there and the ways it has affected me as an adult in other relations. i don't want anyone to have to feel that way. it's sad this book had such a positive voice but a lot of what i picked out from it was what i lacked growing up.
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I chose to savor this collection a few pages a night and could hear Mr. Rogers speaking the words as though he were in the room. It’s simply beautiful. I highly recommend it to everyone, because even if you aren’t a parent, you once were a child.
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There are few people who have walked this earth that are as universally relatable to as Fred Rogers of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood. His kind, warm heart and love of people shows through in Many Ways to Say I Love You, a book filled with quotes and wisdom regarding parenting a child.

This would make a wonderful gift for new parents, as his advice is solid, and reaffirming that they can do this!

A wonderful book!

Many thanks to NetGalley and Hachette Books for allowing me to read a copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review. All opinions expressed here are my own.
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”Grandparents are both our past and our future. In some ways, they are what has gone before; in others, they are what we will become.”

At its heart, this is a book aimed at parents, but applicable to all ages and shared with the signature nurturing wisdom and loving advice from the heart of Mister Rogers.

My first exposure to Mr. Rogers was when my oldest was in those toddler years, and it must have come on the television after Sesame Street. He fell deep under the spell of Mr. Rogers and his Neighborhood of Make Believe characters, Lady Aberlin and Mr. McFeely, and the rest, but it was Mr. Rogers that truly captured him. I didn’t get it until one day when I turned it on for him and he clapped his hands together and pointed and said “Popper!” He thought my father was Mr. Rogers. It was a while before we were over at my parents when the show was on and my Dad was home and not flying somewhere, but one day when he was home, I told my Dad to come into the family room so I could show him, and I turned the show on and my son clapped and said “Popper” as he’d typically do, and I laughed, and said “He thinks you’re Mr. Rogers” and my dad paused and watched him change into his sneakers and said, “Huh… now I understand.” I looked at him questioningly, and he explained that for a couple of years the passengers on his flights had been asking him where his sweater and sneakers were.

For me, Fred Rogers is more than just Mr. Rogers, he’s tied to a memory to begin with, but in the interim I’ve read a bit about him, and watched the PBS show dedicated to him after his passing and my appreciation of his pursuit for a better, more emotionally healthy environment for all children is something I wish for, as well.

Originally published in 2006, this is a very slim 192 pages with some of those pages having a single quote, and others a story that covers a few pages - making it easy to put down if time is an issue, or easily read in a day, and yet remain a focus long after you close the pages.


Pub Date: 03 Sep 2019


Many thanks for the ARC provided by Hachette Books
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I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.   Thank you NetGalley!


seriously, who didn't love mister rogers?!

this book is fantastic.     i can't wait to buy a physical copy for our bookcase.
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I absolutely loved this cute little book from Fred Rogers, along with all of the other books I have read from him. This one was a collection of quotes and inspirational words and advice.
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Children do not come with an instruction manual. This book shares the wisdom that made Mister Rogers popular. Observations from his years of working with parents and children, and materials from his books, songs, and TV commentary. These bits of wisdom and lyrics from Mr. Rogers will help parents to remember that love is the most important thing. The words of encouragement will help moms and dads to get through the ups and downs of being a parent. The layout is well-done, easy to follow, and enjoyable. This would make a great gift for any new parents.
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I don’t have kids, and let’s be honest, I probably never will, but if I did, this would be among the first parenting books I read. I love Mister Rogers’ resurgence in popularity lately, because he had such insight into the mind and heart of children, made them feel valued, and gave us great advice for making sure they feel loved, heard, and safe.

These pages contain advice and stories about childhood, development, and parenting, but I think we can all learn a little something about our adult selves in the pages of this book as well.

We could all be reminded every now and again that, “We all have our limits of patience and endurance, no matter what age we are, and that’s something children need to know is natural, human, and acceptable.”

Bonus, I have found my new go-to gift book for baby showers!
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