How ‘Sesame Street’ Can Help Children Cope with Traumatic Experiences
(CNN) -- Big Bird is upset. Angry, sad, confused, anxious. "I've got all these feelings, you know ... and they're all mixed together," he tells Alan the shop owner in a new "Sesame Street" video. "And I -- I don't know what to do." Alan tells him that big feelings are OK, especially "after hard things happen," and talks to him about a "safe place" where he can feel peaceful. Together, they take a deep breath, and the big yellow bird realizes that being in his nest with his teddy bear, thinking about his Granny Bird, is where he feels safest.