“When Families Grieve” on PBS- Perfect modeling for parents!

A few days ago, I came across an older CBS News interview that Katie Couric conducted with Dr. Jeanette Betancourt and the adorable Muppet, Elmo, from Sesame Street dated April 13th, 2010. What a wonderful piece! I was impressed with how well the difficult subject of death was presented. The way Elmo’s dad explained Uncle Jack’s death to Elmo was excellent. Perfect modeling for our parents talking to children about death.

I viewed the one hour special entitled “When Families Grieve” on pbs.org and was moved by the stories that were shared by real families who were grieving.  You can view it here:


To access the webpage for “When Families Grieve” please go to:


The Interview can be found here:


This wonderful piece done by our Sesame Street “friends” is as relevant now as it was a year and a half ago.


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