Through the Eyes of a Child: What is Divorce?

For the past 50 years, Sesame Street has been the go-to television show for millions and millions of families with young children. According to Theresa Fitzgerald, who oversees branding at the Sesame Workshop, “the Sesame magic is they take difficult topics and put them through the lens of a child, so that it’s very easy to understand”. As parents, it can be heartbreaking to think about broaching the subject of “divorce” with your children but know there are many resources out there to provide support and guidance for these difficult and emotional conversations.

In honor of Sesame Street’s 50th Anniversary, here is a short video clip that may be helpful for young children to view when faced with the question of: “what is a divorce”.

The Sesame Street organization provides some great tools, articles and videos to help families deal with this extremely sensitive subject.

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