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How to Celebrate National Working Parents Day

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Working parents have a difficult situation; they juggle a job and their kids, so it's no wonder they deserve their own day. September 16 is National Working Parents Day, so if you know
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any parents who have a full time career in addition to the full time job of being a parent, use this as a day to honor them for all they do.

Arrange for them to have a day off

If your parents are self-employed, or you know their boss well enough, arrange for them to have September 16 off. It'll be an even bigger surprise then if you were ask them to request off. Give them advance notice so they can have time to plan some things to do. Considering National Working Parents Day is on a Friday, they can even start early and take a weekend trip.

Hire a babysitter

Hiring a babysitter or watching the kids yourself is one of the best ways to give working parents a break if they spend so much time with the kids and at work that they rarely have time to just go out and enjoy themselves. It'll give them some free time to do what they want whether there's a babysitter arranged for the day or for a few days, and they didn't have to make any arrangements themselves or pay for it out of pocket.

Make a home-cooked meal

Many parents come home from work and dread having to make dinner on top of taking care of the kids. Give them a break on National Working Parents Day by cooking dinner for them and the kids. If possible, cook a few meals that will last over several days so it gives them a few more nights off from having to cook.

Arrange for a spa day

Parents typically worry more about their kids then they do about themselves, which means they're probably some of the many parents who rarely get pampered. Whether they have the day off or can go after work, arrange for them to have spa services done such as a manicure, pedicure, massage and body wrap. It'll give them a chance to have some stress-free time away from all the typical day-to-day duties.

Being a parent is a full time job in itself, especially if there are additional circumstances involved, so they deserve a full day devoted just to them, in addition to Mother's Day and Father's Day, where they can just focus solely on themselves.

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Why? Working parents deserve a day all their own for all the hard work they do.
When: September 16, 2011
Happy working parents day
By Anonymous
Friday, 16th of September @ 03:56 am
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