Sesame Street Tackles Touchy Topic Of Divorce

By: Josh Mabry
By: Josh Mabry

Sesame Street is using Muppets characters to discuss a sensitive topic for many American families- divorce.

The popular children's television franchise has produced a video segment, accessible online, that tackles the subject many kids deal with every day.

The show's executive vice president says kids are aware of divorce, and the show should support those young viewers.

It's not the first time Sesame Street has taken on a traditionally "heavy" topic.

FROM: TIME's 'D is for Divorce:Sesame Street Tackles Another Touchy Topic':

“Big Feelings” is a theme of the video segment, which features Abby, the happy-go-lucky fairy-in-training, at its center. Viewers know little about Abby’s parents up until now, so when she and some friends decide to draw pictures of their homes, Elmo and Rosita are surprised to learn that Abby has not one, but two houses. “This one is where I live with my mommy,” Abby proclaims confidently, holding up her crayon drawing, “and this one is where I live with my daddy.”

Read TIME's full article

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