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Universal Children’s Day and Other Observances

If you’re a mother or a father, you know that your children mean the world to you and you would do anything to preserve their welfare and their happiness. They are our future astronauts and presidents and just like anyone, they have their own rights too.

Today, Nov. 20, is Universal Children’s Day which was established by the United Nations (UN) as a global observance to promote the welfare and togetherness of children.

UNICEF, the United Nation’s Children’s Fund, promotes this day as well as children’s rights and has done so for the last 20 years.

Even though children probably don’t know it, their rights are the same as any other human. As part of education for this day teachers and parents are urged to teach their kids about “rights”, what they are, why are they so important, and maybe make light on less fortunate                  countries where children’s rights may not be practiced as respectfully.

(Photo credit: Bryson)

“If we don’t create a culture of education, tolerance and respect for our fellow man at a young age, kids will never have those basic moral foundations as adults and will not be able to function properly in society,” said Reach Magazine TV host, J-Love.

Interesting enough, we here at Reach Magazine TV found out that this week, Nov. 15-21, is also Bullying Awareness Week.

Bullying is definitely not ok to do to anyone, no matter if they did you wrong or what.  Teach your children to be the bigger person and work out their arguments with their friends without resorting to name calling or even hitting. The best thing you can do to a bully is to simply ignore him or her.  If they don’t receive the attention their craving then you’re the winner.

Geography Awareness Week and International Education Week are also observed this week and are great topics to teach your children about, especially since we live in such a culturally diverse country.

Try bringing these observances up at dinner time and have a nice meal at home with the family discussing ways we can all do our part to teach others how to stay aware.

November 20, 2009 - Posted by | family friendly, Observances | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. […] If we don’t create a culture of education and respect, kids will never have those basic moral foundations@jloveofficial […]

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