RESPECT FOR PARENTS DAY 2019
On August 1, Respect for Parents Day recognizes the leadership roles parents play in not only a child’s life but also in our communities. Parents provide their children the first expression of love and sense of security. As protectors and nurturers, parents set a foundation for leading and teaching children to be responsible. Each parent provides a form of communication and a way of making decisions and correcting mistakes. A parent’s role in the community is essential, too. In an effort to “make our families become united and strong by recognizing the leadership roles parents have, and to reinstate the respect for parents that was evident in the past,” Respect for Parents Day was born. These are the words of Marilyn Dalrymple from Lancaster, CA as she created Respect for Parents Day which is celebrated annually on August 1st. This day was created as a reminder that parents deserve and require respect and for all to consider the value that parents have in society. This isn’t limited to children only. Those who hold power over families must likewise respect the parent.