In the American version of “Sesame Street” there is a new character, Karli. The Muppet is a 6-year-old girl who has to live in a foster family because her mother is a drug addict.
Does the theme fit into a children’s series?
The creators of “Sesame Street” have tried for several years to present difficult problems to children. Homelessness was also discussed on the show. Therefore, it was clear to the producers of “Sesame Street” that the issue of drug addiction should not be excluded. After all, in America there would be nearly six million children under the age of eleven who would confront it at home.
We show you in the video how the muppets explain the problem to children. In any case, parents can take something away from the way we talk about such difficult topics in a kid-friendly way.