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Mom’s the Word: “D” is for “Divorce”

Posted at 9:27 AM, Dec 12, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-12 09:31:06-05

Sesame Street is tackling a touchy topic for kids and parents: divorce.

This week, Seasame Street will debut its 13-minute online segment called “Little Children, Big Challenge: Divorce.” It stars Abby Cadaby, whose parents, as we learn, have been divorced for a while.

'Sesame Street' tackles divorce in new online videoThe initiative is designed to help kids to understand they’re not alone and it’s not their fault. It also illustrates that if Abby went through a similar challenge, it would make it okay for them.

But PIX11 viewers don’t have to wait for Big Bird and the gang to tackle the issue. Dr. Lawrence Balter was here with the do’s and don’ts of talking about divorce with kids.