Universal Children’s Day
It’s Universal Children’s Day, Thursday, 20 November. All throughout the world, countries celebrate progress and how much work and effort has gone into making the world a safer and happier place for children.
It’s also used to remind people the world still isn’t perfect and there’s still a lot of work to do. We all know we’re a long way from a utopia where everything’s sunny and there are rainbows all of the time. But, that doesn’t mean we should stop being happy with what we’ve done!
Children who need help
When we think of children in need, it’s usually of starving children in Africa or orphans in a Middle Eastern war zone. Most people tend not to think of the children on their own door step.
The children who need us
There are countless children across the world who need help, but not just in developing nations or war zones. Children right here in this country need our help as well. Not just the little ones either. Plenty of teenagers, who wouldn’t consider themselves children anymore, have it tough as well.
They feel like they aren’t kids anymore as they have adult things to worry about. But, they aren’t viewed as adult by society – they’re often still seen as kids. This can cause frustration and if you’ve ever felt this way, it’s totally normal. Learning about good communication can help you express some of your worries and frustrations.
While we celebrate the progress made, let us not forget the miles we have to go before we get it right for everyone.