Beyond birthdays, there are numerous chances throughout the year to celebrate the bond with your children and focus on yourself.
As you fill in the dates on your desk calendar for 2020, consider the dates listed below as “can’t miss” events
National Take Your Son or Daughter to Work Day; April 23
While your children obviously know where you work, they probably don’t understand how you do what you do. This is the perfect way to show them exactly how you spend the majority of your time during the workweek.
Mother’s Day; May 10
Even if your personal feelings towards your former spouse or partner aren’t warm and fuzzy, she is the mother of your child. Because successful parenting is greatly enhanced when you’re both working together for the betterment of your child, do all you can to honor her on this special day.
Suggestions for celebrating include:
- Helping your child select a gift for her
- Preparing a meal with your child, and delivering it to her
Global Day of Parents; June 1
Whether you’re married, divorced or single, the job of a parent is the most important in the world. Observed globally, this day celebrates and honors parents worldwide.
Children can use this day to take a few moments to thank their parents.
For parents, this is a good day to interact with your children.
Men’s Health Week; June 10-16
Being able to enjoy life to its fullest requires you to be healthy. Use this week to visit with your doctor and get a health screening to identify any potential issues that may be on the horizon.
Make it a point to eat more healthy foods and be physically active.
Father’s Day; June 21
This is YOUR day! Even if you’re embarrassed by someone else making a fuss over you, absorb the attention on this day.
Children need their fathers in their lives, so let your child show you how much you mean to them.
Orchid Male Cancer Awareness Week; Sept. 2-8
Few things can wreck your life and the lives of those around you like a cancer diagnosis. That’s why getting a heads-up on the telltale signs of cancer as soon as possible is so important.
Utilize this week to have screenings for male-specific cancers, like prostate, testicular and penile cancer.
National Play With Dad Day; Nov. 25
A designated day focused on bonding and building memories between a dad and his children? Yes, please.
Being a dad can be an incredible experience, and days like this go a long way in making that happen. To observe Play With Dad Day, discover the interests of the child and join in on the fun.
- Go fishing
- Playing a ballgame together
- Go to an arcade together
- Take in a movie
- Join your children
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