National Sons Day
National Sons Day is celebrated on September 28. This is a day to show appreciation for the boys in our lives, and also for parents of boys to reflect on the way that they are raising them and if they're doing their best. What any parent wants is for their children to grow up to be better than they are, and boys especially need strong role models to grow up into confident, good, adult men. National Sons Day is a day to ensure that boys all over the country are getting the foundations they need to have the best possible life as they grow up.
There is some debate around the date for National Sons Day, with some people claiming that it falls on March 4.
The first attempt to create a National Sons Day happened in the 1990s, as some people wanted a day that was similar to National Take Your Daughter to Work Day. A group called the National Sons Day eventually did create a National Take Your Sons to Work Day in 1998, but in 2003 the two days were merged into one.
The idea of a day to celebrate sons resurfaced in 2018 by the hand of Jill Nico, who wanted a day to honor sons and the people who raised them.
As the years pass, more challenges surface when it comes to raising boys. Parents should be aware that bringing up boys in these times takes a great level of guidance and communication, and they should be prepared for that. That is why National Sons Day is so important. There are many stereotypes surrounding the idea of what a man should be like, and many boys will struggle with that. It is the parents' responsibility to guide them through that and teach them values and kindness.
While both parents play an important role in the emotional development of boys, they strive when they have a good relationship with their father, so it is very important to cultivate that bond.
What to do on National Sons Day
This is the perfect day to take some time to really be with your sons. Talk to them about their school and life, learn more about them, and try to open the way to always have good communication between you. You can also show them how much you appreciate them by taking them to do their favorite activity. Whether that is going to the movies, going shopping, playing games or sports, or cooking, just make sure to spend some quality time together.
Apart from reflecting on the way that you are raising them in an emotional and personal perspective, you can also take this day to teach them some smaller, practical life skills, such as changing a tire, doing some DIY, cooking a simple meal. Anything that will help them grow into a better, more confident person.