Sons and Daughters Day

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Son and Daughter Day is celebrated today, a day to spend with your children, the joy of your life. Daily life in a family with kids can sometimes be very busy, exhausting and distressing. Son and Daughter Day invites the moms and dads to pause and remember that it is not all stress and work, but that their children are actually pure joy.

The best way to take part in Son and Daughter Day is to show appreciation to sons and daughters. Spend some time together, hug each other and do stuff kids like. If those children are already grown up give them a call or visit them to let them know they are still beloved sons and daughters. (from www.cute-calendar.com)

 

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Take Your Daughter (or Son) to Work Day

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Acting on research that showed adolescent girls received less attention than boys, this day was initiated in 1993 by the Ms. Foundation for Women. The intention was to give girls additional direct attention and an insight into work world opportunities available to them. It was to serve the multiple purposes of increased self-esteem for young girls, as well as give them some ideas of the wealth of careers in the world. Thirdly, it allowed them more one-on-one time with mom or dad.

It quickly took off and became extremely popular. Girls would go off to work with mom or dad, or even an aunt or uncle. They would spend the day seeing just what their sponsor’s job involved. It was limited only by the practicality of allowing a youthful, non-employee in a particular job environment. It works well in office environments, but proves impractical in many blue collar jobs or where safety can be an issue.

Its popularity quickly sparked interest by the boys, who soon felt left out and were required to go to school for the day, while the girls “got the day off.” As a result, the day has turned into “Take Your Son or Daughter to Work Day” in many areas. While this takes away from the original intent to give more attention to adolescent girls, it has become a valuable and popular career day opportunity for girls and boys alike. (from Wikipedia)