‘D’ Is for Divorce: Big Feelings on Sesame Street

“‘D’ Is for Divorce: Big Feelings on Sesame Street” is a segment by Sesame Street that teaches young kids about divorce. Tumblr Storyboard, in partnership with Time, wrote an article about Sesame Street’s history in tackling tough issues for children.

“I think the biggest challenge for parents is that they are overwhelmed themselves,” says Robert Hughes, a professor of human development and family studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and one of four independent consultants who advised on the project. “So it’s managing their own emotions, and then figuring out how to deal with their children’s emotions. That’s where Sesame Street comes in — it gives you a tool.”

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