National Middle Child’s Day - August 12
Sat, Aug 12, 2023

National Middle Child’s Day

National Middle Child’s Day is dedicated to the middle child in the family. It is no secret it is middle children who often face a lack of attention from their parents. The purpose of the day is to raise important issues in order to prevent anger and isolation in the family.

The History

National Day was first celebrated in 1986 by Elizabeth Walker. True, not everyone agrees with its date (August 12). For example, Bruce Hopman, founder of the International Society for the Protection of the Middle Child, wants to push back the day to July 2nd.

Interesting facts

  • In fact, middle children often become conscientious and successful adults. Their independence is useful for later life. They grow up to be diplomatic, flexible, and empathic people.
  • Their brothers and sisters often cannot boast of such qualities; they need some guidance in order to make important decisions.
  • According to statistics, more than 50% of US leaders were just middle children, this only confirms all of the above.
  • There is the concept of ‘middle child syndrome’, but psychologists do not confirm the connection between birth order and successful development.
  • Most middle children are more responsible and always ready to protect their loved ones.

How to take part

4 ways to celebrate National Middle Child’s Day:

  1. Let the kids know you love them! Brothers, sisters, nephews… Give gifts and pay more attention.
  2. Gather the family for a delicious dinner.
  3. Share your hobbies with your children.
  4. Fulfill your most cherished desire!

Get creative! The main thing is that children feel your presence and love.

When is National Middle Child’s Day celebrated in 2023?

National Middle Child’s Day is observed on August 12 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday August 12 2023
Monday August 12 2024
Tuesday August 12 2025
Wednesday August 12 2026

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