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Parents are struggling to figure out how to respond to the story that Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash has resigned from Sesame Street after new allegations of sexual abuse.
Do you talk to your kids about it?
One post on The Wall Street Journal says, “If you’re young enough to believe a red furry puppet is real, no discussions are needed.”
But other parents are facing questions from their children, who are hearing the stories in the news and from playmates.
Cincinnati social worker Heidi Malott says, “it’s important that children know Elmo is a character, not a person.” To which, some parents are saying, “I grew up watching Sesame Street – I believed in the puppets.”
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