National Love Our Children Day – Okay really, do we really need a national day for loving our children? Yet, there is a holiday just for that! However, the holiday isn’t what we think …it is a day to help focus on the prevention of child abuse and violence.
National Love Our Children Day
This day is celebrated each year on the first Saturday of April. In 2020, that is April 4. The first annual National Love Our Children Day was held on April 3, 2004. This holiday is an initiative of Love Our Children USA, this special day is celebrated annually on the first Saturday of every April to honor children, strengthen families and raise awareness for efforts to keep children safe.
National Love Our Children Day is like Mother’s and Father’s Day for children and is celebrated across the U.S. This day was created to acknowledge the value of children and to educate parents on the importance of giving them love, protection and respect, the three essential elements children need to become strong and successful adults. By promoting healthy and happy children and strengthening families through the support of our nation’s communities, we can keep kids safe.
Love Our Children’s Mission Statement:
Love Our Children USA is the leading national nonprofit and ‘Go-To’ prevention organization fighting all forms of violence and neglect against children in the U.S.
Since 1999, Love Our Children USA has broken ground in preventing violence against children and eliminating behaviors that keep them from reaching their full potential. Love Our Children USA teaches effective parenting solutions and fosters kid success by creating valuable programs that empower positive changes in parenting and family attitudes, bullying and cyberbullying prevention, Internet safety and school violence prevention through public education. The goal of Love Our Children USA is keeping children safe and strengthening families.
Ross Ellis, Founder and Chief Executive Officer said “we urge all parents, families and communities to take time to honor children on each year on the first Saturday of April! Whether you’re a parent or not, children touch your heart in some way. We all have children in our lives, whether it’s a son or daughter, relative, friend or neighbor’s child. What greater purpose does a person have than to help protect respect, honor and celebrate a child? What is more powerful than the realization that a child needs my love?”
Spend the day with the children and teens in your life! Shower them with special attention. Take them to a movie, game, fair, circus, concert, shopping or out to lunch. Do something special together, spend time in your community together, or buy them something they’ve been wanting for a long time — just because you love them!
Whatever you choose to do with your children on Love Our Children Day, make it a special day! Celebrate together! Children are our treasures!
- 2021 – April 3
- 2022 – April 2
Info take from the website and you can even learn more at: loveourchildrenusa.org
First published April 1, 2018. Last updated or republished April 2, 2020.