Divorce is a hard subject to deal with for all that are involved. Families are torn apart and sometimes the children are considered collateral damage. It is especially hard for children to understand how their parents went from loving each other so much to fighting over the children and the house. According to Time Health & Family, Sesame Street is doing their part to make things easier to understand.
The star of this video is the beloved Abby Cadabby, a fairy in training. She reveals to her friends that she lives in two different houses; one with her mom and one with her dad, because they are divorced.
This is not the first time that the award winning show touched upon the subject of divorce. The first time was with Snuffy. It was something that just happened and he was upset. At times he was angry and other times he was crying. He talked about his father moving out of the cave that he shared with his parents. The difference is that with Abby, this is something that happened in her past and it seems that she is coping with it and is well adjusted to the situation.
Divorce is always a difficult situation to deal with, especially when there are children involved. Children tend to internalize the conflicts that the family is going through. The holidays can be especially hard on families with young ones. The children need some extra time and attention so that they know that they are very much loved by both parents even thought they are no longer together.
If you find yourself in the middle of a divorce situation and there are children involved, you need to contact an empathetic and aggressive Illinois divorce attorney to protect your interests as well as the interests of your children.