Teara Banks and her family are among those still waiting for an economic recovery. They wound up homeless and had no choice but to live and sleep in their minivan. Mom and dad were up front, two children slept in the middle seats, the littlest one slept on the floor. Thirteen year old Teara had the backseat.
With parents working long hours and more than one job, children are alone more. Radio Rookie reporter Crystal Murray has thought a lot about this. Her mom is single and often works late. Crystal kept a diary her sophomore year in high school about spending so much time alone.