Mr. Rogers and culture

The writer interviews Erica Komisar, a psychologist and author who specializes in childhood development, about the recent surge of interest in Fred Rogers, and his particular faith-based and compassionate approach to parenting. “The new model is one of not just loving our children, but understanding them; not just spending more time with them physically, but showing up emotionally; valuing what they feel and what they say; showing interest in them as people not just for what they achieve.”