Fred Rogers opens the door for stepfamilies to safely talk about their good and sometimes not-so-good feelings by encouraging both parents and children to communicate. While he acknowledges that difficult situations will probably arise, he emphasizes that the joy of belonging is what all families are really about.
"In a simple, straightforward manner, Rogers describes the variety of feelings that children might have. . . and he offers ways of dealing with some of the difficulties that arise." (The Horn Book)