When your kids are in school, and you go to work, they will think that the idea of going to work is neat! Kids want to do grown-up stuff, and going to work is certainly a grown-up thing! The great news is that kids can get a taste of going to work on Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day!
April 22nd is Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, or it is the fourth Thursday in April each year. Not only does Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day allow your kids to experience life at an office or anywhere the parent works – but it can help them prepare for what working is like since the exposure is always great for kids. Exposure to workstations gives kids a glimpse of what life at an office, or a factory, or a chef’s kitchen, and so on entails.
Usually, schools get involved in Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day by creating an assignment out of it. Then the kids must report to the teachers what they learned at their parents’ work. Does it help them decide whether they want to go into the same field as their parents? That may happen, or it may make them realize that the field where their parents work is not what the kids see themselves doing with their lives.
Either way, Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day gives kids an idea of what grown-ups need to do to make money, which is an essential part of preparing them for their adult lives.
The History Of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
The day was initially called Take Our Daughters to Work Day as it was established in NYC in 1992 by Ms. Foundation of Women to help give girls an idea of what working is about as it helps prepare them to create independent lives. However, as the program expanded, it also allowed boys to join in and gain some work experience by watching their parents work in 2003. Then it became Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. The time was chosen for it to take place every fourth week of April. The day is observed in over 200 countries.
How To Acknowledge Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
If you have a child, take them to work! Or, if you were old enough during the program running, why not talk about it and your experiences with it. You can use #TakeOurDaughterstoWorkDay on social media.
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