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    Elmo and His Sesame Street Pals Teach Military Kids How to Deal with Post-Pandemic Stress

    Elmo and His Sesame Street Pals Teach Military Kids How to Deal with Post-Pandemic Stress

    Ricardo is a puppet with light blue fur. He's also a disabled veteran who sometimes has hard days.

    But he tells children about the importance of looking for the good within the bleak. It's what he calls his “went wells” — things in his day that, well … went well. The coffee was excellent that morning and his therapy session was hard, “but in a good way.”

    That's how it goes on Sesame Street.

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    Ricardo, a friendly muppet monster, is taking part in the iconic television show's wellness resources made for military kids and parents shaken by the pandemic as they persist through the routine — but often disruptive — realities of serving.

    The initiative was launched Thursday under Sesame Street for Military Families, a program started in 2006 and meant to help the roughly 700,000 children under the age of 5 with a military parent cope with unexpected deployments, constant moves, homecomings and general uncertainty, according to its website.

    The announcement comes as many families, not just military ones, are reeling from the effects of the -19 pandemic: shuttered school buildings, online classes, isolation from friends and family, the illness itself and other long-term consequences of the virus that are still materializing.

    The resources focus on general aspects of wellness and how military families can tackle an already…

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