National Single Parents Day

What is National Single Parents Day?:

Single Parents Day takes place each year on March 21. Simply put, it’s a day set aside to honor and applaud the hard work single parents do each and every day in raising their children.

National Single Parents’ Day is also an opportunity to raise awareness about the determination and strength shown by the more than 14 million single parents who are raising children in the U.S. today.


An article was written by Janice Moglen, in 1984,  with hopes that Single Parents Day may one day gain the recognition many associate with Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.  She collaborated with the organization, Parents Without Partners, and began to petition to have states declare recognition of Single Parents Day.  It is the belief that the day, March 21, was chosen to coincide with the inception of Parents Without Partners, which began on March 21, 1957.   Proclamation 5166 was presented to, and signed, by President Ronald Reagan declaring March 21st, 1984 as National Single Parents Day.

Here is an article about how you can encourage a single parent in your sphere of influence.  4 Ways to Encourage a Single Mom, from The Daily Positive.  This can be used for encouraging either moms or dads, so don’t leave out those single dads out there!

A great way to honor this special day is to simply encourage a single mom or dad you know. Send them a card or give them a call just to acknowledge that their hard work and dedication are especially encouraging to you. That’s something everyone needs to hear now and then, and your selfless effort might just make their day!


Honor single dads on National Single Parents Day
Honor single dads on National Single Parents Day

We all know of a family member, friend, neighbor, co-worker or someone who is a single parent.  On National Single Parents Day, acknowledge, support and appreciate them, and  make this day a special one for the single parent/parents that you know.

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