Kids feeling the economic times
The housing and job markets are usually the first thoughts when people think about the economy. People probably don’t think about the impact that it has on kids and the things that are important to their everyday lives. Parents may feel that they are doing everything that they can to shelter their children from the happenings of the world, but kids know a thing or two about what’s going on.
These days adults are not the only people that are affected by the economy. Kids are feeling the pressure as well. Many kids are not able to get all of the little things that they may have once gotten. They are feeling mom and dad’s purse strings tighten up as parents strive to make less frivolous money choices. They are having to think a little harder about the toys that they want because they may be limited as to what their parents can now afford.
For many kids, they may also be feeling the tough economy in schools. Some kids may have crowded classrooms or different teachers during the year due to downsizing schools and salary cuts. In some schools, extracurricular activities have been hit hard and cut in order to pay salaries and keep the school open.
Educating children and helping them understand what the country is facing can be a good way to help soften the blow. You never know, they may come up with the perfect idea to help overcome the economic crisis.