September 16th is Working Parents Day, a day designated to recognize “those amazing parents who work hard all year to provide for their families.”
It is described by one calendar source as an
“unofficial holiday [that] celebrates mothers and fathers who go to work while they are raising children. Those children are the most likely group of persons to take part in Working Parents Day. They might appreciate their parents for reconciling both: family life and earning enough money to afford a certain standard in life. Many parents do not have a choice, though, because alimenting a family is expensive and can become a financial challenge. Working Parents Day honors the ability to be a loving parent while building up a career.”
According to another source,
“Although the origins of Working Parents Day are unknown, it seems logical to suggest it was created by an overworked, under-appreciated mother or father, seeking some basic recognition for their efforts.”
Why celebrate all parents?
Parenting is one of the most challenging and rewarding jobs there is – regardless of whether you’re a stay-at-home parent or you work off-site or from home. If your kids aren’t inclined to honor this designated “holiday,” I suggest you take time to celebrate yourself.
September 16th notwithstanding, everyday is Working Parents Day. Here’s to all of us!
Special acknowledgment: I dedicate this post to my beloved mother and father who were exceptional working parents.
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