In the middle of this economic upheaval there are children across America learning new words like: "recession" and "foreclosure" and "layoff." While parents struggle to keep jobs, keep homes, and put food on the table, kids are learning to cope with the economic times, too. Helping kids handle the emotional upheaval of trying times is Denise Daniels. She is the co-founder of the National Childhood Grief Institute and she has turned her attentions on helping children through these trying economic times. She partnered with publisher Scholastic to create What Can I Do?. Also here to help us understand how the economic crisis is affecting children is our friend, Mrs. Janet Kunkel, a fifth grade teacher in Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania.
Here is Denise Daniels' video from "What Can I Do?":
Plus: Watch Femi Oke host a roundtable with middle school students in Brooklyn, New York, about how they're dealing with the recession:
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