Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Season 11 Episode 7

Mister Rogers Talks to Parents About Competition

Aired Unknown May 31, 1981 on PBS

Episode Recap

The program format includes Mr. Rogers, Tom Cottrell, and Susan Stamberg on a panel with an audience of parents discussing competition and competitive feelings. They talk about competition among siblings for parental love and the guilt which surrounds this problem. Competition can be a stimulating influence and is not necessarily harmful. Mr. Rogers stresses the uniqueness of each child. The second part of the program deals with competition in sports. The conversation includes self-esteem and competition with oneself.