This one is new to me, have you heard of it? I looked it up and it’s a day to celebrate, support, and acknowledge kids. I do believe every day should be kids day. We always need to be looking for opportunities to support them. There is so much new every day to learn. As parents, grandparents, teachers, and friends we all need to look for ways to help the kids as they grow.
When they get home at the end of a long day, ask how their day went. Don’t just accept the normal, nothing. You know very well that a lot went on that day for your child. Ask direct questions, so they have to give you a more detailed answer. Also share your day with them. They need to know the ups and downs of your day too. This will help them to learn more about you too. When they see you aren’t perfect, it gives them the ability to learn how to deal with disappointment and make things better. In doing this you are giving them a stronger base on which to live their lives as adults.
We have two wonderful daughters, they turned into great adults with good morals and are terrific mom’s, and wives. We couldn’t be prouder of the paths they have chosen and the jobs they have landed.
There are also four pretty great and fun grandkids in the family. Each has their own personality, likes and dislikes. It’s fun to watch them grown and learn at each stage of their lives. Watching them experience new things every day. I am able to watch in awe as they try, sometimes failing, then try again until they succeed at something new. This makes me appreciate my daily challenges as well.
So, let’s get out there and text, Facebook, email, or even write a letter to a child, or several children.
We will be giving them the support and encouragement they will need to become contributing adults to us and our communities.