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National Middle Child Day

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About National Middle Child Day

When is National Middle Child Day? This holiday is celebrated on the second Saturday in August

Middle Child’s Day, or Middle Children’s Day, gives a little well-deserved recognition to the wonderful and special middle child in the family.

For parents of three children or more, you likely know the “Middle Child Syndrome” all too well. If you grew up as a middle child with both older and younger siblings, you know the feeling a from a very personal perspective.

The first child is the first child. Beyond a doubt, the firstborn is a very special occasion. And he, or she, has all of mom and dad for a while before the second child comes along. The final child is and always will be the baby of the family.  

This author knows what it’s like to be a middle child. We won’t go into a dissertation about what Middle Child Syndrome is. Rather, we will focus on one aspect. Older and younger children tend to be more outgoing, or extroverted. The middle child tends to be more introverted, quieter, and perhaps a bit of a loner.

It is very fair and fitting that we celebrate, and place into the limelight, the middle child today. Go out and enjoy this day to the fullest. Tell the world about it. Be a little outspoken, and let the world know how great it is to be the middle child. You truly are a wonderful, talented, and special person!

Happy Middle Child’s Day to all of my fellow middle children!

How to Celebrate and Participate in National Middle Child Day

 Here are some ways to enjoy National Middle Child Day:

  • Give your middle child extra attention today.
  • Encourage them to speak more at the dinner table.
  • Let them know they are loved equally. 
  • If you have a middle sibling, after teasing them as you usually do, give them some extra love.

Today's Quote

“Family’s always gonna be there. The material things, they come and go.” – – Romeo Miller

History and Origin of National Middle Child Day

This special day was created in 1986 by Elizabeth Walker of Sebring, Fl. As you’ve already guessed Elizabeth is a middle child.

From its creation and up until a few years ago, it was called Middle Child’s Day. Around 2107, a few websites began to add the word “National” to the title. According to Litton Walker, the creator’s grandchild “As for websites adding the word “National” to it, I don’t have a preference, but I suppose it does sound better.”

There is no presidential proclamation or congressional resolution declaring this a true national day.

  Definition of “National” Days – and why it is so important to distinguish and identify true national days.

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