National Single Parents Day is an American holiday dedicated to single parents. We should support these people and thank them for not giving up on their child and trying their best to raise him. It is celebrated annually on March 21.
The history of National Single Parents Day is not reliably known. Single parents used to appear for very understandable reasons: epidemics raged, there were wars, and sometimes deaths from starvation were simply recorded. Because of the low level of medicine, mothers could die in childbirth. The child’s upbringing then fell entirely on the father, or the child was taken in by acquaintances or complete strangers.
In today’s world, parents become single when one partner dies or simply leaves the family. A lot of care falls on the shoulders of the mother/father, because it is necessary to spend time on work and at the same time pay enough attention to the child. The task is easier if the child is old enough (14 years and older). If the child is small, you can hire a nanny, which will make your life much easier.
- According to statistical studies, the number of single parents increased by 20% between 1980 and 2008.
- Globally, the average single parent household is about 9-12%.
- The main thing for a single parent is to have relatives with whom they have a very warm relationship or devoted friends. You always need someone to provide emotional support, to listen.
How to celebrate
Congratulate friends and acquaintances if they are single parents. Support them, help them in any way you can. Raising a child is a difficult task, but they try to do it well.
Spread the word on social media. Check with other users to see if any of them are single parents. How do they handle all the responsibilities? Do they use a babysitting service?
When is National Single Parent’s Day celebrated in 2024?
National Single Parent’s Day is observed on March 21 each year.