Do you worry about your parents having enough money?

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Young people are bearing the brunt of the recession, according to the charity Save the Children.

They say one in eight of the poorest children in the UK go without at least one hot meal a day.

More are missing out on essentials like new shoes or a warm coat for the winter.

The charity also found that lots of kids worry about their parents' finances.

Do you ever worry about your parents having enough money?

Have your family had to make changes to things they buy? Do you think the recession has made things more difficult for families around the UK?

We want to know what you think.

This chat page is now closed, but you can read some of your comments below. Thanks to everyone who took the time to write to us.

Your Comments

"I think the recession is affecting my life a lot. I'm now worrying about the amount of money my parents have."

Sakura, Luton, England

"I'm a bit worried because my dad has just lost his job and is struggling to find a new one, but we'll still have enough to live on (just about)."

Amanda, Wiltshire, England

"I worry about money a bit as we have nice things and enough to eat, but I have started high school and it has been very expensive to get my things - my uniform alone cost nearly £400."

Talula, London, England

"I think it is upsetting that some children go without meals or are living in poverty. The government should do something about it."

Rose, England

"I worry a lot about my parents money although we do have enough to eat."

Tilly, Bedfordshire, England

"I think food prices, gas prices and other prices should be put down and parents should get more money as families are struggling to get the right amount of food and necessities they need."

Evie, Newbury, England

"I always end up worrying about bills and my parents jobs. I always save up and try to help my mum and dad."

Hubbab, London, England

"My parents just get by and pay their bills on time but we don't have much money for regular treats, like holidays every year but we are very lucky. My mum rarely treats herself, but she always makes sure me and my sibling have what we want. My mum's dream is to buy a house, but we don't have any money."

Anonymous, London

"It does affect my family because we're a big family and have two pets, so getting food and clothes for everyone leaves us with nothing for holidays."

Dominic, England

"I sometimes worry about my parents having enough money but I know that when they need money they can just sign up for more shifts and not buy me anything I don't need."

Zara, Surrey, England

"I worry all the time about them. I am to scared to ask my parents for things for school, as I don't want to put them under pressure."

Sarah, Wrexham, Wales

"My family is moving house and we do not have enough money to afford a house that is big enough or not damp because of the summer of rain."

Harry, Dorset, England

"I do worry about my parents money problems. I try and stop them from buying silly things or stuff they won't use."

Owen, York, England

"I think that more money should be given to our parents because food prices are high. When they don't have enough money they struggle to pay for electricity, gas, food and clothes when we need it."

Kirsty, West Midlands, England

"My mum has not got much in cash so I'm worried that we might have nothing to eat. We have cats and I'm worried we won't be able to feed them."

Alexandra, London, England

"My mum and dad have just split up and we are struggling for money because my mum does not work."

Luke, Wales

"My mum hardly has enough money to buy food anymore. The only food we usually have is bread, butter and sometimes some other kinds of food. She doesn't even have enough money to buy clothes or shoes anymore, so we have to buy them from charity shops."

Topiritta, Scotland

"I worry that when I go on holidays my dad doesn't eat because he can't afford to."

Summer, Kent, England

"We should have more money because I have about one hot plate of food a week."

Holly, Kent, England

"I'm worried for my mum and dad because they work very hard and I think that they will struggle to pay the bills and I would not get my holidays every year."

Kyle, Glasgow, Scotland

"My mum and dad say that we are about below normal and above poor but were trying to go to holiday next year."