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Old 06-09-2012, 07:29 AM   #1
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Mr. Rogers Remixed

Always loved him.

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Old 06-09-2012, 07:53 AM   #2
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I loved this remix! Mr. Rogers was/is a national treasure and served as a positive role model to several generations of children. Heck, he is an inspiration to me today. He was born and raised not far from where I presently live, and he was a pillar of my very favorite TV station, WQED Pittsburgh. I have read a bit about his life and he certainly took the high road in everything he did, always acting with the best interests of the children who were his viewing audience.
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Old 06-09-2012, 08:54 AM   #3
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There could never be another Mr. Rogers. Any man in today's society who interacted with other people's children the way he did would be assumed a pedophile and a molester.
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Old 06-09-2012, 09:19 AM   #4
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I loved Mr. Rogers and think he deserved a lot more credit than he got, because he was such a great influence on little kids. Even though it is neither here nor there, I also liked his sweaters.

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Old 06-09-2012, 05:42 PM   #5
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There could never be another Mr. Rogers. Any man in today's society who interacted with other people's children the way he did would be assumed a pedophile and a molester.
Sadly, I thought the same thing Zig. As far as I know, Mr. Rogers was exactly what he appeared to be - a gentle soul who truly cared about children. I'm sure many on this forum had a childhood like mine. Walked to school alone and played unsupervised in the neighborhood with other kids. My folks didn't worry about sinister people with evil intentions.

On one hand, its good people have wised up as pedophiles have been around forever. On the other hand, it's sad people with the purest intentions may be reluctant to help children for fear of being labeled a molester. It's also unfortunate children lead such structured and protected lives. Less room for youthful imagination and childhood adventures outside of the influence of the "adults".
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I have noticed the influence of sheltered children. I took a friends little grandson fishing yesterday on my lake.
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Woops... I hit the wrong button. The little 5 yo was way to squeamish about touching the hook and cleaning off the hook. Ive also noticed college kids that rent my apartments are rarely experienced with anything related maintenance.
I don't think this portends any grave future though. They seem just are eager to make their way in the world as my generation was, maybe more.
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I've read that kids aren't maturing today as quickly as in past generations. They're supervised almost constantly so they don't have to work problems out for themselves. For example, when I was 5 mother let us play in the neighborhood until dark. There was a creek behind the house where we'd fish for crawdads with bacon. No way would the average kid get to play alone until dark much less get near a body of water unsupervised! And in my dad's generation he was riding his horse all over the hill country at the age of five.

The later maturity age of kids today was significant. Something like mid-late 20s for men and mid 20s for women to be at the equivalent maturity level of the baby boomers at the age of 18. 'Maturity' in this study's case was looking at self-reliance, problem solving and coping mechanisms primarily.

And unfortunately I don't have a reference so cite. It's just an article that stuck in my head because the cause/effect made so much sense.
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