Sesame Street Counsels Kids About Divorce for the First Time

After an unsuccessful attempt in 1992 to cover the topic of divorce, Sesame Street has debuted a 13-minute, online segment entitled, "Little Children, Big Challenges: Divorce," that shows a pink fairy, known as Abby Cadabby, discussing her parents' divorce. This segment, which will not be aired on TV, aims to "tackle divorce directly, in a way producers hope is accessible, understandable and, well, not quite so scary." The segment hopes to fill the void and act as a resource for parents of preschool-aged children who need a tool to help their children handle the transitions that come with divorce.