Sesame Street's latest lesson: What if your parents are in jail? - KPTV - FOX 12

Sesame Street's latest lesson: What if your parents end up in jail?

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Sesame Street is taking on a big topic that is garnering plenty of commentary on the internet this week: What happens when parents end up in jail?

Sesame Street created an educational tool kit titled "Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration." It debuted this week.

It includes stories, tips and activities for caregivers and children who are coping with a parent who is in prison.

According to a 2010 study, more than 2.5 million grow up with a parent who is in prison. While some are praising the show for confronting a very real issue, others aren't in favor.

The magazine Reason wrote "Congratulations, America, on making it almost normal to have a parent in prison or jail."

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