Abby Cadabby shows drawings of her mommy and her daddy’s homes.
The much beloved and admired children’s TV series “Sesame Street” discussed the topic of divorce for the very first time in the show’s history this week. Producers tried putting a segment together in 1992, but when they tested it with children it didn’t go over so well.
Armed with new research and a different approach, the producers believe they’ve got it right this time, and the children who previewed the presentation agreed.
It seems safe to say that “Sesame Street” would endorse the collaborative divorce philosophy, putting the children’s needs and emotional well-being first, assuring them their parents love them no matter where they live.
The show has addressed many difficult topics over the years including AIDS, natural disasters, racism, and adoption. Of all the tough topics on the show, divorce has been among the most challenging.
Read more here and let us know what you think of the “Sesame Street” approach.
Attorney Shawn Weber of Brave Weber & Mack and a member of CFLG San Diego appeared on KPBS Evening Edition with anchor Peggy Pico on Monday, December 3 for an interview about the impact of state court system budget cutbacks in the family law courts, and how individuals with family law matters could be affected. Weber encouraged people to give more consideration to seeking alternatives such as collaborative methods rather than pursuing matters in the courts. Please watch the interview here.
CFLG San Diego member Shawn Weber, attorney with Brave, Weber & Mack, discussed the impact of recent budget cutbacks to San Diego County’s family law courts on KPBS Radio’s “Midday Edition” with host Maureen Cavanaugh on Monday, December 3. Weber explained changes affecting court operations, and how this might negatively affect individuals with family law matters. Weber urged listeners to consider alternatives to going to court, such as collaborative law or mediation. Please listen to the interview at this link.