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When You Are Done Hugging Your Kids Too Tightly, Elmo Will Help You Figure Out What To Say Next

Elmo can help you learn how to talk to your kids about something that's impossible to talk about. He has some things to tell them as well. This video is actually a playlist of multiple videos, five in all. As a parent, I recommend watching all of them.

When You Are Done Hugging Your Kids Too Tightly, Elmo Will Help You Figure Out What To Say Next



If you'd like to learn more, "Sesame Street" has a very helpful downloadable PDF guide to help get you through tragedy.

Like the rest of the Western hemisphere, I woke up this morning to the surprising news that gymnastic superstar Simone Biles had backed out of the Olympic team finals after an uncharacteristically bad vault performance. After some conflicting reports about a possible injury, it became clear that she was physically fine—it was her mental state that had gotten twisted.

Cue the armchair commentators complaining that she had let the team down, that she's only concerned about herself, and that she shouldn't have gone into the competition if she didn't have the mental toughness to handle it.

Hoo boy. Let's all just take a deep breath and step back for a second.

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