National Respect For Parents Day is celebrated annually on Aug. 1 to appreciate and honor the selfless love of parents towards their children. 

The day is observed to recognize the vital role of parents in shaping a child's life. National Respect For Parents Day was first commemorated by  Marilyn Dalrymple  from Lancaster, California with an intention to "recognize the leadership roles parents have and to reinstate the respect for parents that was evident in the past."

The day is not just a reminder for children to respect their parents but for society to acknowledge the power of parenthood in shaping a successful community.

If you are a parent, you can make use of the day to teach your kids the significance of honoring parents. The first step towards this is by setting a good example, showing them how you respect your own parents. 

Here are  some ways  you can show respect to your parents and make them feel special on this day:

  • Call your parents and talk to them about how you appreciate them
  • Go and spend a day with them
  • Surprise them with a token of love
  • Cook for them or take them out for a meal
  • Spend time with them and listen to their wants
  • Give them credit for the efforts and sacrifices they have made for you

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Here are some quotes to remind you to continue appreciating and expressing gratitude towards parents:

1. "A parent’s love is whole no matter how many times divided." — Robert Brault

2. "Parental love is the only love that is truly selfless, unconditional and forgiving." — T.P. Chia

3. " Love is the chain whereby to bind a child to its parents." — Abraham Lincoln

4. "The love of a parent for a child is continuous and transcends heartbreak and disappointment." — James E. Faust

5. "Every home is a university and the parents are the teachers." — Mahatma Gandhi

6. "Behind every young child who believes in himself is a parent who believed first." — Matthew Jacobson

7. "I got a lot of support from my parents. That’s the one thing I always appreciated. They didn’t tell me I was being stupid; they told me I was being funny." — Jim Carrey

8. "Parents are the ultimate role models for children. Every word, movement, and action has an effect. No other person or outside force has a greater influence on a child than the parent." — Bob Keeshan

9. "The attitude that you have as a parent is what your kids will learn from, more than what you tell them. They remember what you are." — Jim Henson

10. "One of the greatest titles in the world is parent, and one of the biggest blessings in the world is to have parents to call mom and dad." — Jim DeMint