Global Day of Parents

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2024 Date1 June 2024
2025 Date1 June 2025

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Global Day of Parents History

Global Day of Parents is an observance that recognises the role and responsibility of parents in raising children and promoting family cohesion worldwide. This day aims to celebrate and honour parents' commitment to the well-being of their children. The observance provides a platform to advocate for and raise awareness of the rights and challenges of parenthood.

Global Day of Parents was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012. The day was established to acknowledge parents' significant contributions to sustainable development and world peace. This observance is an opportunity for individuals, communities, and governments to recognise the critical role that parents play in shaping the future generation.

In the United Kingdom, the Global Day of Parents is celebrated with events that focus on highlighting the importance of parents in child development. Various organisations conduct workshops, seminars, and training sessions on parenting skills on this day. Global Day of Parents is observed on June 1st each year.

Global Day of Parents facts

  • Children go through 3 broad stages of growth and development:
    1) Early Childhood (0-8)
    2) Middle Childhood (8 to 12)
    3) Adolescence (12-18)
  • According to the United Nations, there are approximately 2 billion parents worldwide. This includes both biological and adoptive parents.
  • Studies show that parental involvement in a child's education can lead to higher academic achievement, improved behavior, and increased motivation.
  • According to the UK Office for National Statistics, around 25% of families with dependent children are headed by a single parent.
  • The average number of children per family in the UK has been relatively stable in recent years. As of 2021, the average family had 1.89 children.

Top things to do in the UK for Global Day of Parents

  • Spend time with your family. Plan a trip, help prepare a home-cooked meal, or have everyone choose a movie for a movie night.
  • Explore tips on parenting during Covid-19.
  • Watch a documentary or movie about the experience of parenthood in the United Kingdom. Here are our top picks:
    1. The Secret Life of the Family (2016) - A British documentary series that uses hidden cameras to explore the lives of six different families in the UK, providing an insight into modern parenting and family life.
    2. Another Year (2010) - A British drama film that follows a year in the life of a married couple and their family and friends, exploring themes of love, friendship, and family support.
    3. One Born Every Minute (2010-present) - A British observational documentary series set in a maternity ward, capturing the emotional and unexpected moments of childbirth and early parenthood for the families involved.
    4. Snowtown (2011) - A British-Australian true crime drama that chronicles the lives of a dysfunctional family in the impoverished suburbs of Adelaide, focusing on the relationship between a teenage boy and his mother's boyfriend, who would become one of Australia's most notorious serial killers.
  • Read a book to learn about the experience of parenthood in the UK. Here are our picks:
    1. How Not To Be a Perfect Mother: The Crafty Mums' Guide to a Quiet Life by Libby Purves
    2. The Unmumsy Mum: The Hilarious Highs and Emotional Lows of Motherhood by Sarah Turner
    3. Parenting Across the UK: A Cultural and Historical Analysis of Family Life in Britain by John W. Draper and Fiona Hellowell

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