The Mister Rogers Effect
7 Secrets to Bringing Out the Best in Yourself and Others from America’s Beloved Neighbor
Practical wisdom from his neighborhood to yours
In a world increasingly divided by politics and social issues, we need Mister Rogers more than ever. For three decades, his presence was a healing balm to children of all ages. And though he is no longer with us, we can all adopt his attitudes and actions as models for our own lives.
In this uplifting and informative book, Dr. Anita Knight Kuhnley shows us how to use the transformative psychological principles that Mister Rogers masterfully employed to make a difference in our own neighborhoods. Principles such as
· listening first
· validating feelings
· pausing and thinking
· showing gratitude
· developing empathy
· practicing acceptance
· establishing security
Imagine a world where these seven principles guide our interactions with each other. Sound heavenly? Neighborly? It all starts with you.
Dr. Anita Knight Kuhnley is associate professor of counseling at Regent University. Kuhnley has worked as head counselor of a faith-based substance abuse facility, served as a counselor at a women's community center, and directed a college counseling center. She is a popular conference speaker for the American Association of Christian Counselors and a blogger for the American Counseling Association. She lives in Virginia.
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