Sesame Street, one of the longest running programs in TV history, has tackled many topics over the years, like autism, diabetes, and other hot button issues that kids deal with. In may they introduced a new Muppet named Karli. Karli is a young girl living in the foster care system. Since then they never explained why she is in the system, just that she is living with her "for now" family. But now her storyline is getting a boost that features a situation that thousands are going through, Karli's mom is revealed to be an addict.

Sesame Street does a great job portraying addiction as an illness and conveying the struggles that a child goes through when dealing with a parent who is affected by this. You can see the video below.