Posted by DCoE Strategic Communications on April 15, 2010
Elmo's cousin Jesse shows him her memory box, a place where she keeps things that remind her of her dad, Elmo's Uncle Jack.
In the series, “When Families Grieve,” Sesame Workshop’s latest phase of the Talk, Listen, Connect initiative, Elmo and his cousin Jesse cope with the loss of Jesse’s father, “Uncle Jack.”
Elmo sat down with the DCoE Blog Team (DBT) to discuss how he remembers Uncle Jack and copes with his feelings.
DBT: Elmo, we’re so happy to be here with you today. Thank you for taking the time to share your feelings about Uncle Jack’s death and how you coped with those feelings. By sharing, you are helping other families and kids who are dealing with the death of a loved one.
DBT: Elmo, what kind of feelings did you have when Uncle Jack died?
Elmo: Elmo was sad. It took a while for Elmo to realize that his uncle wasn’t going to be around anymore. Elmo didn’t really understand at first….Elmo misses Uncle Jack.
DBT: Did you feel like it was hard to open up with your loved ones?
Elmo: No, Elmo had a lot of questions, so he asked questions. Jesse, Elmo’s cousin, had more of a problem opening up about her dad dying.