Common Cents: Tough Times are an Opportunity to Teach Children Financial Concepts

During the recent economic downturn, one of the more difficult tasks for parents was explaining their financial situation to children. These trying financial times can be a segue to help children become more financially literate.
Grade levels: PK-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Content keywords: decision-making, budget, unemployment, income, expense, saving, personal finance, saving, common cents, parents, economics, economic conditions, economy
Key Concepts: Personal Finance, Economics
Resource type: Article, Activity
Time requirement: Varies
Common Cents:  Tough Times are an Opportunity to Teach Children Financial Concepts