The thought of having a conversation like this with a child bums me out. But the fact is that over half of state and federal inmates are parents. High five to "Sesame Street" for stepping up and using the Muppets to help kids understand a situation that's hard for most adults to wrap their minds around.
The Sesame Street" Incarceration App offers tools to parents and caregivers to help children between ages of 3 and 8 deal with a parent's incarceration. Download it for free from the iTunes store.