National Middle Child Day for the year 2022 is celebrated/observed on Saturday, August 12th. There are until the next observance.

If you have siblings, you know how competitive they can be. Middle children frequently receive less attention from their parents. Despite the popular assumption, middle schoolers learn crucial abilities that help them become successful adults, despite the widespread belief that their insecurity and bitterness persist into adulthood.

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📆 When is National Middle Child Day?

This year, National Middle Child Day falls on the 2th Saturday in August; in 2024, it is on Monday.

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Did you know: Over half of the presidents of the United States, including John F. Kennedy, were middle children.

📜 History of National Middle Child Day

Indeed, middle children may have different benefits in adulthood. They frequently develop crucial abilities such as empathy, diplomacy, and adaptability as the “forgotten” sibling. In reality, more than half of the United States’ presidents were middle children, as were many other outstanding leaders.

Middle children, who are resourceful and autonomous while being cooperative and patient, frequently grow up to be strong leaders and helpful teammates. They are recognized as risk-takers and independent thinkers, and they can navigate a range of personalities. Middle children acquire a self-sufficiency that their elder and younger siblings do not, since they are usually left to their own devices.

Until the 1970s, the average American family had 2.5 children. Due to technology and economic and environmental concerns, fewer and fewer families are having middle children nowadays, with the average American family having just under two children.

National Middle Child Day originated in 1986 as an attempt to honor the siblings who feel left out or unnoticed by giving them their own special day. It has already been observed on August 12.

The International Middle Child’s Union, formed by Bruce Hopman, seeks to shift National Middle Child Day to July 2, which occurs exactly in the middle of the calendar year.

☑️ Facts

We see middle children as the peacemakers
Middle children are frequently represented in popular culture as the calm, responsible ones who discreetly keep their siblings out of trouble. Consider the likes of Malcolm Wilkerson, Michael Bluth, and Lisa Simpson.

TGIF Crossover
When Stephanie Tanner, Full House’s middle daughter, is self-conscious about wearing her new spectacles, a guest star from another popular TGIF show swings by to cheer her up and teach her a lesson in self-confidence. Steve Urkel, the bespectacled neighbor from Family Matters, was the guest.

“Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!”
Jan and Marcia Brady’s rivalry was more than simply terrific on-screen chemistry; the two actors didn’t get along during filming and are still not on speaking terms now.

Bill Gates started programming as a teen
We can see why the holiday is one of the most popular days to propose on.

✨ Things to do on National Middle Child Day

Send your middle child or sibling a gift
Tell them you’re thinking about them!

Watch some episodes of your favorite TV middle child
Grab some popcorn and spend some quality time with your own children. Take a poll in your family to choose who your favorite TV middle sibling is, and then watch a few episodes of that show.

Get in touch with your siblings
Whether or not you have a middle child in your family, there is never a terrible moment to say hello to your siblings.

📅 National Middle Child Day Observances

YEAR DATE DAY
2022 August 12 Friday
2023 August 12 Saturday
2024 August 12 Monday
2025 August 12 Tuesday
2026 August 12 Wednesday

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