Parenting: Difficult Conversations

Life Kit from NPR and Sesame Workshop

Is Santa Claus real? What happened to the cat? Why is that kid's skin color different? Raising children means facing tough questions. Sesame Workshop's child development experts have 50 years of experience with giving answers. They help us handle thr...Show More
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18:06 | May 31st

Actress Sonia Manzano is beloved by millions as Maria on Sesame Street. Her character on TV mirrored many of Manzano's real-life milestones, like marriage and motherhood (Elmo served as ring bearer for Maria's wedding on the show). She also wrote fo...Show More

26:31 | Apr 26th

Whether a school shooting or a deadly tornado, scary events in the news can leave parents struggling to know when — and how — they should talk with their kids about it. Rosemarie Truglio of Sesame Workshop and Tara Conley, a media studies professor a...Show More
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26:55 | Apr 26th

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24:32 | Apr 26th

Whether it's a goldfish or Grandma, every child will experience a death at some point — and their parents will likely struggle to explain it.
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