Discussing the loss of a parent or love one can be difficult for children. Sesame Street is airing a special on PBS in April to help to communicate grief and loss to children. Katie Couric will be onboard with the Sesame Street Muppets for this special program.
“Death and loss are a part of life, but they are very difficult for adults to discuss, much less children,” said Katie Couric. “I’m honored that Sesame Street, with its long history of tackling difficult issues with sensitivity, caring and warmth asked me to be a part of this important project. I hope that it will provide families with the tools to help them cope, begin the healing process and ultimately adjust to their ‘new normal’ in the healthiest way possible.”