A visit with a boy in a wheelchair

One of the most talked about episodes of the Neighborhood series is this one when Jeff Erlanger, a young boy who uses an electric wheelchair, visits Mister Rogers. Together they talk openly and honestly about his disability and sing ” It’s You I Like.” In Make-Believe, the neighbors are searching for Prince Tuesday who has run away because he heard his parents arguing. The unhappy Prince is finally found and is reassured that his parents love him. It’s not easy to talk about some things, like divorce and disabilities, but the reality of such things is often less scary to children than the fantasies they may have about them.