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Sesame Workshop tackles children and divorce

Spokane residents who have contemplated divorce, are currently going through one or have recently divorced understand that while it is a personally challenging time, it may have an even greater impact upon their children. More and more, divorce is the subject of discussions that many parents are having with their children.

However, it is not only parents who are taking notice of the rising conversation trend. With divorce rates hovering at nearly 40 percent, other family-focused organizations are looking to help the conversation. Recently, Sesame Workshop has made a decision to include the topic of divorce in a series of online kits. Other topics included are preparing for natural disasters, coping with financial issues and starting school.

The online resource provides information and tips on how to help children through challenging times. The available advice depends on the children's ages. The Sesame Workshops seek to inform parents and children about important lessons regarding emotional well-being, health and respect. Particularly, children in the middle of divorces may have questions that they do not know how to ask. The resources at Sesame Workshop seek to help answer questions and give both parents and children practical advice.

Parents who are concerned about the emotional well-being of their children may find that divorce can be a challenging process. Family law attorneys can also help guide parents through the timeline of a divorce, as well as help to negotiate a parenting plan which includes parenting time, visitation schedules and other areas including child support. While divorce can be a life altering and painful time of one's life, it can also be carefully planned to help children cope effectively.

Source: Chicago Tribune, "Sesame Workshop adds divorce to the skill set," Heidi Stevens, Jan. 1, 2013

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