Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day is an annual American holiday calling for taking children to work. It falls on the last Thursday in April. However, don’t take it as mandatory: if your job involves harmful or dangerous industries, the idea is best abandoned, and a cozy office is a great option.
The history of such an unusual holiday begins in 1993. It was created by M. Wilson, head of the MS Foundation for Women. Initially the holiday promoted the idea of improving school education, so that children would have an opportunity from an early age to see how the job they will have in adulthood is arranged. Parents can help as much as they can.
Initially, the holiday was created exclusively for girls. However, widespread public support contributed to its expansion, and in 2003 the celebration was extended to include boys.
- More than 3.5 million American companies support the celebration initiative.
- The holiday also supports the idea of increasing the amount of time parents spend with their children. It is proven that this way children develop faster and they will not be bored!
- Celebrating the day will allow children to discover their talents and begin to work harder at developing their abilities. For example, if your child is fond of sewing, a visit to the textile factory will definitely inspire him or her!
How to celebrate
Make arrangements with management to bring your child to work. Show him or her how things work here, what your duties are, and so on. Get your child interested, so he or she can continue your work.
Tell about the holiday on social networks. Ask users, did they take their children to their jobs? What are their children into?
When is Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day celebrated in 2023?
Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day is observed on the fourth Thursday of April.