How to Talk to Your Child About Death

Big Bird and Mr. Hooper's Death

Talking about death is hard enough for adults. But when a family member or close friend passes away, it is especially difficult to know how to discuss the tragedy with a young child.

This video shows the Sesame Street gang explaining to Big Bird–without euphemisms, and with tremendous compassion–that Mr. Hooper has died. I think the writers did an excellent job. Take a look.

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