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May 26, 2009

Topic Day Recap: Children of the Recession

Spare change Last week, Katie Couric  wrote a moving piece for our sister NYC Moms Blog site about the Children of the Recession and spoke to twenty five SV Moms Group bloggers about this series. The piece mirrored a series, CBS Reports Children of the Recession.  In her post, Ms. Couric shared some shocking statistics:

The poll found that 56% of parents surveyed have discussed the economy with their kids, and half of all parents have discussed their own family’s financial situation. These conversations can be very uncomfortable, particularly if a parent has lost a job or is struggling to pay the bills.

Another poll statistic I found interesting concerned diet. 21% of parents said they are now buying generic brands and less expensive food items for their children.

There’s nothing wrong with store brands or generic brands. I do worry, though, that by “less expensive,” some people are pushed into choices that may not be as healthy, like fast food & meals, that could have a long-lasting impact on children, as well.

Ms. Couric then went on to ask how the recession is affecting our families and our children.  So today, the writers from all of our sites are blogging about just that: how is the economy affecting our families.  How are our own "children of the recession" doing?

Katie Couric gave us a shout out on her own blog today, so please check out all of our sites to see what we had to say:

SV Moms Blog

Katie Couric listened: children of the recession

Put Aside the Blame & Open Your Door: to the children of the recession

It Takes a Village

Removing my head from the Sand: the Silicon Valley recession

No More Toys, Even for the Big Boys

Recession Proofing my Children

Chicago Moms Blog

Failing as a Parent

Too Young for Reality

During a recession there's no place like home

We Need a Recess from Recession

Uncertain Times: Children and Recession

In a Recession Filled with "No's," Finding a "Yes" for Children

DC Metro Moms Blog

My Child of the Recession

Ten Cents a Chore

Teachers, Students & the Recession

Children Deserve the Best of Parents, Even in the Worst of Times

Simple Ways to Deal with the Recession

50-Something Moms Blog

It Takes an Extended Family - with Money

New York City Moms Blog

The Recession's Front Line: Our Schools

My Divorce Recession

Recession Obsession

New Jersey Moms Blog

Life's not a Day at the Beach

Teaching Teens to "Be the Change"

Children of the Recession - I Can Do Better

Deep South Moms Blog

Throwing Down on the Recession

The Recession was NOT in the Plan

Los Angeles Moms Blog

Children of the Recession: Grow a Row

What Daddy Never Taught You: How to Gracefully Fall into a Recession

Reading, Riting & Recession

Children of the Recession: the Education Blame Game

Rocky Mountain Moms Blog

Going Hungry Because of a Computer Glitch

Philadelphia Moms Blog

Children of the Recession

Children of the Recession: Katie Couric Conversation

Recession Stinks


Birth Rates Drop Due to Recession

Past Topic Days Include:

This is an original post.  Stephanie also posts at her personal blog, Lawyer Mama, and at a kick ass political blog, MOMocrats.