Sesame Street is trying to help preschoolers deal with the emotions of having a parent sent war.

This information came from the National Public Radio web site

The folks at Sesame Street are working with military groups to make a new video for children of active service members. In it, Elmo’s father deploys (although it’s vague about whether he’s in the Army or going to war) and the red-furry muppet has to cope with his absence. The target is the half a million children younger than five with parents in the military.