National Parents’ Day is observed on the fourth Sunday of July every year, with participation from citizens, educational institutions, federal- and local governments, legislative bodies, and organizations. Activities and events take place to recognize, uplift, and support the role of parents in raising their children.
Let’s face it, the most important people in many people’s lives tend to be their parents. Parents’ Day, then, is far from the horror of Parents’ Evening, and is actually a chance to say ‘thank you’, and to show how appreciative you are of the time, effort and love poured into your (assumable) successful upbringing and induction into normal society. Good work, parents.
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It’s a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.
If you think about the person you are today, you would probably agree that a lot of this has come from your parents. No matter whether this is your blood parents, or someone who you consider to be your parent because of the role they have played in your life, it doesn’t matter. This is the person who you believe has been there for you throughout your life, watched over you, and helped you to become the person you are today. This is what Parents’ Day is all about, and it presents us with the perfect opportunity to recognize everything that parents around the world do.
Throughout our lives, our parents are there to guide us and lead us to be independent thinkers and to develop our own personalities. They are there to help us achieve our goals. With the world changing all of the time, this is no easy task. Most parents have endless worry and a lot of sleepless nights. This is why it is important to have a day so that can honor parents who do everything they can to protect and raise their children.
The one-in-a-million bond with our parents is celebrated on National Parents’ Day every year on the fourth Sunday of July.
The depth of the love of parents for their children cannot be measured. It is like no other relationship. It exceeds concern for life itself. The love of a parent for a child is continuous and transcends heartbreak and disappointment.
James E. Faust
Parents’ Day is celebrated in many different countries all over the world. It was proclaimed an official day by the United Nations, yet it has also been honored in the United States ever since 1994. This is when it was signed into law by President Bill Clinton. The day was established as one for recognizing, supporting, and uplifting the role of parents when it comes to raising children around the world. It was Trent Lott, a Republican Senator, who actually introduced the bill.
WHY WE LOVE NATIONAL PARENTS’ DAY
Parents do everything for us
When we’re helpless babes in swaddling clothes; our parents feed us, burp us, and clean up our messy bums. When we’re up all night crying, they hold us close to their hearts and walk around the living room singing to us. They bandage our booboos. They give us someone to rely on, shoulders to cry on, and advice about kids in our classes who bully us—then say they have a crush on us. There’s nothing our parents haven’t done for us. We owe them everything.
Parents deserve a separate holiday
Moms have May, and fathers have June, so it seems appropriate that the very next month of the calendar has a day just for parents. While a relative newcomer to the slate of American familial holidays, National Parents’ Day has evolved into one of our favorites. Remember that even if the person or people who raised you with love aren’t biologically-related to you, they have been there during good times and bad. Let’s honor them all.
Parents are our biggest fans
Parents think we’re beautiful little miracles when we’re kids — and even after we’ve grown up. They cheer for us when we step up to bat during Little League and they encourage us while we learn to play trumpet or even, drums. Our parents mark our growth on door jambs and walls. They celebrate us every day and now it’s our chance to return the love on this special day.
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