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Sesame Streets To Teach Kids About When Mommy Or Daddy Goes To Jail…
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It’s brought to you by the letter P — for prison.

Quote:PBS’s “Sesame Street” is moving from ABCs and counting numbers to offering its young viewers a bigger lesson in life: how to cope when Mommy or Daddy lands behind bars.

Called “Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration,” the program is distributing “tool kits’’ to schools, community centers and even jails in 10 states — including New York — starting today to help kids ages 3 to 8, organizers said.

According to one “tip’’ for caregivers, “Before you visit your incarcerated loved one, let your child know some of the things she can expect to happen. For instance, ‘We won’t be able to sit in the same room with Mommy, but we can see her through a window and read a story together.’ ’’

“Phone calls are a great way to reach out,’’ another offers. “Help your child to think of something she’d like to tell her incarcerated parent, and give her a photo of her parent to hold during the call.”

And one instructs: “When explaining where an incarcerated parent is, you can say, ‘Daddy is in a place called prison (or jail) for a while. Grownups sometimes go to prison when they break a rule called a law.’ ’’

A video in the kit shows two Muppets — Abby the fairy and lovable monster Rosita — dealing with a little Muppet boy who shamefully admits to them that his father isn’t around to help him build a toy car because he’s in jail.A woman with the kids then tells the boy she knows what he’s going through — because her own dad was in jail when she was his age.

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/se...hD9AsnVOyN
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Sad that kids have to even go through that junk.

I will say, though, that sometimes our current philosophy is to tell kids "it's okay".

But really, kids need to know it's NOT okay. And they need to know that they can grow up and be empowered to make sure it does NOT happen again.

My husband's mom had a really bad knack for finding losers. His real dad he only met twice. His adopted stepdad abandoned them when he went to Korea in the military. And the third guy was a younger guy sponging money off of his too-nice mom. He grew up knowing this was not "okay" and determined that HIS kids would have a REAL dad someday. And he made sure it happened.

I am fine with encouraging kids going through a rough spot, but we should put more energy into giving them GOOD role models, instead of trying to make them think everyone's in the same boat.
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Sesame Street has always, ALWAYS dealt with social issues, from pregnancy, marriage, bigotry, and death, and has always done so in a manner that respected the intelligence of both parents and children. This is no different, except that it's not actually being aired on PBS, so as to not offend your precious fucking sensibilities.

Another thread that makes a big issue out of nothing, because you've got nothing else to talk about.
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jahwarrior72;105574 Wrote:Sesame Street has always, ALWAYS dealt with social issues, from pregnancy, marriage, bigotry, and death, and has always done so in a manner that respected the intelligence of both parents and children. This is no different, except that it's not actually being aired on PBS, so as to not offend your precious fucking sensibilities.

Another thread that makes a big issue out of nothing, because you've got nothing else to talk about.

why dont you get it off your chest and just call me a racist ....i know you want to

either that or block me and don't read my posts
It's the "BILL OF RIGHTS" not the bill of "needs"
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Well, I don't know if you're a racist, so calling you one would be inappropriate. I'm pretty sure, though, if Obama was white and was a Republican, you'd have nothing to post about, LOL.
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Maybe they can have Elmo talk about it, and have the added benefit of his old puppeteer be the interviewee....you know, the one that molested those kids.
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