Global Day of Parents: Support Working Parents

Global Day of Parents: Support Working Parents

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Parents are referred to as god, we cannot see god but we have parents. Every year Global Day of Parent’s is observed on 1 June to emphasize the critical role of parents in bringing-up of children. Global parent’s day gives the message that the family plays a primary role in the protection and nurturing of children. It is necessary for the development of children that they grow up in a good family environment, in an atmosphere of love, understanding, and happiness.

Global Parent Day History

In 2012, the UN General Assembly proclaimed 1 June as global parents day with resolution A/RES/66/292. Global Parent’s day is celebrated in different countries on different dates. Like in South Korea (8 May), the USA in July (4rth Sunday), etc. This day recognizes the important role of responsible parenting in the upbringing of a child.

Importance of Parenting During Covid-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues its exponential growth, Families having working parents bear the brunt of it, as parents, they have a responsibility to protect their children from the pandemic, and, continue their work responsibilities. Without support from parents, children’s health, education, and emotional well-being is at risk. To promote children’s safety and wellbeing and provide systematic support to employees, Companies, and organizations should introduce good workplace policies and practices.

Also, novel coronavirus brings anxiety, stress, and uncertainty in children as their schools are closed, have separated from friends, and can’t go outside to play. At this time, children need to feel loved and supported now more than ever and that’s where the role of parenting comes.

Also Read Tips given by Dr. Pooja Grover on Bonding with Children during Quarantine Time.

Nowadays due to busy schedules, children were not able to spend the time with parents. But, this year lockdown has allowed children to celebrate parents’ day wholeheartedly and given a chance to show love and gratitude towards the parents.

INFORMATION SOURCE: https://www.un.org/en/observances/parents-day

Shruti Jain

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