Children need to know realities of the crunch’

Chris Carter RESEARCH carried out by a supermarket chain has revealed children as young as 10 are worrying about the credit crunch. With wall to wall TV news, and newspapers taking up column after column on the economic situation that s hardly surprising, and in a way

Chris Carter

RESEARCH carried out by a supermarket chain has revealed children as young as 10 are worrying about the credit crunch.

With wall to wall TV news, and newspapers taking up column after column on the economic situation that's hardly surprising, and in a way it's no bad thing.

Of course, we do not want our children tossing and turning in their beds wondering if mum or dad will keep their job. But bringing the harsh realities of finance home to them at an early age might prevent them making the same mistakes as their parents.


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Much of the financial crisis has been fuelled by consumer greed and a wake-up call was long overdue.

It's sad however, that because of that greed, and the profligacy of this country's bankers, many people are now out of a job.

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Children can sleep safe in their beds, though, knowing there are people like Kausar Masood (see page one) who, despite being disabled, took on a burglar.

They might also feel content that legacy of Leon Greenman wil live on and fellow Clayhall Holocaust survivor Issy Hahn is still battling for a world where prejudice is firmly put in its place.

Financial worries will affect home life and children cannot help but be caught up in that.

But having to hold back on the latest Playstation console, or new pair of trainers is a lesson they need to learn.

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