National Catholic Register

Culture of Life

Fewer Toys, More Thankfulness

BY The Editors

November 16-22, 2008 Issue | Posted 11/11/08 at 2:13 PM


Can tough economic times be good for children? Some experts think so. Peggy Sradnick, who runs a day-care center in New York and has been an early childhood educator for 37 years, told the Associated Press that a period of economic sacrifice “can only be a good thing” for today’s overindulged kids. Her wishful thinking may come true — and soon. Candace Corlett, president of WSL Strategic Retail, a marketing consultancy, told AP that close to half of parents plan to spend less money on their kids this Christmas.