National Only Child Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to families with one child. It’s a growing trend around the world. We celebrate this day to congratulate all parents and their only child! It is celebrated on April 12.
The origin of National Only Child Day is not known. The recent trend toward an increasing number of families is a natural phenomenon. In some countries there are special laws that allow having no more than 1 child. This is a special measure of the state aimed at preventing the overpopulation of the planet, which is approaching at a rapid pace.
Even before the Middle Ages, people preferred to have one child because maternal mortality in childbirth was very high. As it declined, it became common for families to have two, three, or even more children. Today, the main reasons why families prefer to have one child are: lack of finances, busyness (and mom and dad do not want to deprive the child of sufficient attention), and personal desires.
The celebration of the day is designed to get rid of stereotypes in society. For example, researchers have argued that single children are usually more selfish and have inflated expectations of those around them. In fact, this is all complete nonsense, because such manifestations of character depend on the approaches to upbringing.
- In 2023, the earth’s population is sure to exceed 8 billion people.
- Today about 30% of women between the ages of 35 and 45 have had only one child.
- Б. Collin wrote a poem, “Only Child,” which we highly recommend you read on this holiday!
How to celebrate
Congratulate someone you know who has one child in the family. Ask them why they did not want more children. Spend more time with your child, go to attractions, outings, etc.
Spread the word about the holiday on social media. Ask users how many children they have in the family?
When is National Only Child Day celebrated in 2024?
National Only Child Day is observed on April 12 each year.