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How should I celebrate National Middle Child Day?

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I want to make this day special for my middle son. :)
asked Aug 12, 2015 in Home and Family by LisaH (33,300 points)
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Hooray! Today, August 12th, is National Middle Child Day!

 

You can celebrate the day in many ways; the most important thing is that you spend time with your middle son without your oldest and youngest tagging along. What you do with your child depends on age too. If your son is young, take him to the zoo or to the park for a picnic. If he's older, head over to the video game store, let him pick something out, and then spend the day playing games with him before making his favorite dinner. Or, you can ask your son how to spend the day. If it's reasonable and you can afford it, do it!

 

How you celebrate isn't as important as making sure you make it about him. It is believed that middle children feel left out sometimes because older children are thrust into a leadership role, while youngest children are pampered. [1] This is called Middle Child Syndrome. Take this day and others throughout the year to make sure your son knows how special he is to your family.

 

A mother named Elizabeth Walker created this holiday in the 1980s. [2] It was originally called National Middle Children's day.

 

Enjoy Your Middle Child on This Special Day!

 

1. http://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-middle-child-day-august-12/

 

2. http://www.wusa9.com/story/life/2015/08/12/national-middle-child-day-2015/31521379/

answered Aug 12, 2015 by Alexis Arden (43,230 points)
selected Aug 15, 2015 by LisaH

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