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What Do You Do With the Mad That You Feel?

Date: 1997
Format: VHS
Company/Organization: Family Communications, Inc.
Series: Child Care Video Library
Purchase/Stream: Amazon (VHS)



This 30-minute videotape is from the Mister Rogers' Neighborhood series on PBS. It is from the week of programs about handling angry feelings called "WHAT DO YOU DO WITH THE MAD THAT YOU FEEL?" and focuses on helping children find healthy ways to express their angry feelings.


This video includes Episode 1695 from the "What Do You Do With the Mad That You Feel" series exactly as it aired on television. There is no special introduction or title screen to differentiate this as a specific VHS release.

This video comes with a guide for child care providers and parents offering suggestions for activites and strategies to use with children.

This video is part of the Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Child Care Video Library which also includes five other titles: When Friends Fight, When Dinosaurs Seem Real, Hellos and Good-byes, Going to the Doctor, and Caring for the Environment.

A Note From Fred Rogers

Dear Friend,

Over the years, we've tried to use television to help young children grow in healthy ways. The goals of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood and other programs we've produced are to help children feel good about who they are, appreciate others, find healthy ways to deal with their feelings and concerns, and learn about the world around them. Since those are some of your goals, too, we have always thought of ourselves as partners with the child-care community.

Of course, what appears on the television screen is just the beginning. We all know that children learn best when a caring adult is by their side responding to their concerns and questions and helping to make the messages meaningful in their daily experience.

Since children like to play about the things they see and hear, any activities which you suggest or which they come up with spontaneously can help them better understand what we've presented on the screen. We hope the discussion and activity ideas in this booklet will assist you in finding ways of your own to expand on the themes of the video -- ways that match your everyday lives and the needs of the children in your care.

We of Family Communications are glad to be partners with you in your important work for children and their families.

Fred Rogers

P.S. Some day, way down the road, you'll see or hear about one of your present children doing something extra special for somebody else. What a good feeling it will be to realize that you had a part -- early on -- in that person's becoming a caring man or woman.


With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Michael Horton, David Newell
Special thanks to: Stomp (Michael Bove, Everett Bradley, Tony James, Ameenah Kaplan, Kimmarie Lynch, Hillel Meltzer, Michael Paris, Matthew Pollock, David Schommer), Orpheum Theatre
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Producer: Margaret Whitmer
Director: Bob Walsh
Associate Producer: Adrienne Wehr
Music Director: John Costa
Art Director: Kathryn Borland
Editor: Sue Howard
Assistant Art Director: Catherine McConnell
Properties: Andy Vogt
Production Assistants: Amanda Kelso, Lenny Meledandri
Production Interns: Heather Arnet, Sarah Stevenson
Lead Technician: Ken Anderson
Production Coordinator: Hugh Downing
Assistant Director: Chelle Robinson
Technical Director: Jim Ochtun
Lighting Director: Frank Warninsky
Assistant Lighting Director: Joe Abeln
Video: Tom Deluga
Studio Cameras: Don McCall, Marji Murphy, Art Vogel
Audio: Dick Lasota
Videotape: Bill Moore
Floor Managers: Jim Seech, Nick Tallo
Location Production: Joe Abeln, Mark Adelsheim, John Burdick, Alden Gewirtz, Charlie Huntley, Tim Meeham, Ron Micoley, Rich Seig, Mike Schmehl, Donny Stegall, Doug Suhr
Carpenters: Rich Karapandi, Don Kann Sr.
Scenic Artists: Sandra Budd, Smith Hutchings, Barb Pastorik, Gregg Puchalski, Sarah Smith, Sandra Streiff
Musicians: Carl McVicker, Bob Rawsthorne
Post Production Editor: Kevin Conrad
Post Production Sound: Dino DiStephano, Dennis Williams
Original Scenic Design: Jack Guest
Director of Production: Sam Newbury

Produced in association with WQED/Pittsburgh
A production of Family Communications
© 1995 Family Communications, Inc.
"A Guide for Providers and Teachers" © 1997 FCI

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