Thursday – March 21, 2013 is Single Parent Day
Just as Father’s Day and Mother’s Day are celebrated each year, so is National Single Parent Day. It is celebrated on March 21st of each year.
Today in Mississippi 44% of all families are Single Parent led families.
Nationally that figure is 39% and growing.
Simply put, it’s a day set aside to honor and applaud the hard work single parents do each and every day in raising their children.
While some may conclude that Single Parent Day is just a variation of Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, it is actually much more than that. Single Parent Day is an opportunity for the children of single parent families to recognize the sacrifices both of their parents make to provide for their needs, work with one another, and maintain a stable home environment where the children can thrive. It is also an opportunity for single parents themselves to celebrate their efforts and achievements.
It is a day to raise awareness about the determination and strength shown by the more than 15 million single parents who are raising children in the U.S. today. It’s a time to applaud the single parents who are up to the task of parenting their children.
If you are a single parent, were raised by a single parent, or have a loved one who is a single parent, be sure to take today Thursday, March 21st aside to make it a special day for yourself or the single parents in your life.
Single parents deserve your acknowledgment and appreciation.