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Recession Takes Toll on Family Life

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7:01am 12th January 2012

Thousands of Cornish parents are taking on second jobs just to make ends meet.

A survey says more than two thirds have taken on extra work because of the recession

But over half fear it is hitting quality time with the kids.

Ged's mum is single and works full time. The primary school pupil said, "At weekends she gets tired more. It's important that she works but she could, maybe, take a bit more time off. We're always at our gran's or going to after school clubs. It's quite annoying because all my friends get picked up at normal time. I'd rather be spending with her, maybe at the beach."

Penzance life coach Graham Smith fears it is the recession taking its toll, "You do need a roof over your head. You do need food on the table. But you don't necessarily have to buy the expensive trinkets. Sometimes we confuse who we are with the status we imagine other people give us."

7:01am 12th January 2012

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