Ever wondered what it would be like to dive into the mind of the legendary Mister Rogers?
Thanks to seasoned educator and founder of Simple & Deep, Wysteria Edwards BA, Ed.M., now you can.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Waiting for Mister Rogers about?
Every day children enter classrooms crying out for love and relief.
Follow a Kindergarten Teacher's journey, desperate for answers to the broken children entering her classroom and the wounds in her own heart. Her search led to her gaining access to the personal notes, speeches, and writings of Fred Rogers.
Where the world offers shallow and complex solutions, the gentle model of Mister Rogers offers simple and deep ways to heal insecure attachments. Although the outside world of a child has changed, what they need on the inside has remained constant, connection.
Waiting for Mister Rogers guides teachers, parents, and caregivers to answer muti-faceted questions, such as:
What do all children need to be securely attached?
How can studying our own story help us be more present, intentional, and effective with children?
How do our students trigger unhealed developmental traumas?
Can we go deeper while doing less?
It's time to remember childhood, return to the Neighborhood, and teach with attachment, attunement, and intention.
Mister Rogers was right all along!
Who Will Benefit?
The book offers practical strategies you can apply in your interactions with all children. It emphasizes the importance of attachment, attunement, and intention in teaching and caring for children to foster security. It also gives insight on engaging the child we once were.
Who is Wysteria Edwards BA, Ed.M.?
Wysteria Edwards BA, Ed.M. is a highly regarded author, esteemed educator, influential personality, and the proud owner of Simple & Deep TM. Her company is dedicated to guiding women toward understanding attachment, delving into their stories, and leading lives with purpose and intention. Edwards boldly declares that attachment forms the crux of adversity and violence and thus urges the need to heal the primal wound rather than merely addressing the symptoms.
Years of grappling with behavioral addictions and self-sabotage led Edwards to a profound understanding of insecure attachment, a revelation that brought monumental changes in her life. With over two decades of experience in education, securing attachment was a transformative milestone in her life and professional practice, proving that knowledge is the key to unlocking potentials we're unaware of.
When she encountered a young boy in her classroom in 2018 who was consumed by emotional turmoil, Edwards decided to prioritize attachment repair techniques. Using the popular show Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, she witnessed significant behavioral improvements in the boy, from neural re-wiring to the development of secure attachment and improved social connections.
In 2019, Edwards had the privilege to gain access to Mister Rogers' personal papers. Here, she discovered his own developmental trauma and was inspired to devise an innovative approach to teaching focused on attachment, attunement, and intention. This led her to pen her book, Waiting for Mister Rogers: Teaching with Attachment Attunement, and Intention, a compelling call to action for all individuals interacting with children to achieve emotional wellness.
How can this book help me as a teacher/parent?
The book offers practical strategies you can apply in your interactions with children. It emphasizes the importance of attachment, attunement, and intention in teaching, which can help in fostering better relationships and promoting effective learning and connection
Is this book suitable for parents without a background in education?
Absolutely! The book is written in a conversational and empathetic tone, making it easy to understand and relatable for all readers, regardless of their background in education. It's only when we engage our own story that we are able to go deeper in our ability to attune to the children in our care.
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