“K” is for kindness.
The iconic children’s show “Sesame Street” debuts its 47th season on Saturday on HBO and it focuses on teaching kindness.
“Our world is a very complicated world, and we know that kindness is in all of us… But for really young children, I think we have to model it,” Rosemarie Truglio, a researcher who oversees content and curriculum for “Sesame Street” told USA Today. She said kids have a difficult time putting themselves in other people’s shoes.
Recent research, including a Sesame Workshop survey, found more than two-thirds of parents believe the world is an unkind place for children. Parents were split on what is more important: empathy or manners.