“Sesame Street” to Run Divorce Episode This Week

Muppets will be teaching kids about the big “D” in 13-minute segment

By on December 12th, 2012 13:41 GMT

After a failed initiative in 1992, which only left pre-schoolers feeling extremely confused, upset and unloved, “Sesame Street” is ready to tackle the divorce theme again. It will do so in a new episode this week, Time informs.

The 13-minute segment is called “Big Feelings,” and is the result of two years of hard work on part of the writers, producers and researchers.

It will feature the pink fairy Abby Cadabby as the kid whose parents are divorced and who will have to explain to children watching precisely what divorce is.

“This week, Sesame Workshop will debut the 13-minute segment online — part of a massive multimedia kit called Little Children, Big Challenges: Divorce, which includes a storybook (Two Hug Day), a guide for parents and an app, funded as part of a larger initiative geared toward military families,” Time writes.

The episode will not air on TV but, even so, producers hope it will help children understand what divorce is and how it is never their fault their family has to go through it.

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