Kids don't understand adult phrases like "fiscal cliff." What they understand is that mom says no extra milk on the cereal or no second helpings of meat at dinner.
Ayana Fakhir, 34, of Shaker Heights, Ohio, has two children under the age of 8. Even though she has a stable, well-paid job working as an attorney for the federal government, Fakhir is worried because her salary is staying the same, but her costs, including taxes and food, are rising. "It's hard for a kid because they don't understand that Mommy can't go to the grocery store every week."
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