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Since 2018, each year on March 4, National Sons Day recognizes the impact sons have on their parents' lives and how those around them shape their future.

It is up to parents to raise their children to be better versions of themselves, and the holiday, created by Jill Nico, encourages parents to set boundaries and become the role models their son needs as they navigate life.

History of National Sons Day

To close a disparity, Jill Nico created National Males Day in 2018; since daughters had a special day in September, males were not given the same recognition. March 4th is a day to celebrate and pay tribute to young boys, future dads, leaders, and role models. Nico purposefully selected this date -- which falls on National Daughter Day -- to emphasize how important it is to raise well-rounded kids.

March also happens to coincide with a lot of males' favorite events, such as the NBA playoffs. The Fourth of July celebration takes on a more personal dimension because of its significance. On National Sons Day, we are reminded to recognize and honor boys' potential as they develop into men.

Ideas to celebrate National Sons Day

Give your son lots of love and gratitude on National Sons Day to commemorate the occasion. Make the day memorable by giving him a compassionate call, spending time with him, or engaging in his favorite hobbies. Indulge in science projects, watch endless amounts of films about father-son relationships, or give parenting materials to expectant parents. Lack of a son? Invest in the son of a buddy, nephew, or grandchild. Recall that the relationships we create will mold the men of the future. Examine frequently asked questions concerning sons and their relationships, including the impact of dads on their sons and historical Sons of Liberty. Learn the importance of the day and consider what it means to be a parent raising a boy or a son. Whether relating historical tales or making

Quotes about sons

Whether he is the first boy born to the family or has numerous siblings consider observing National Sons Day by sharing these quotes compiled from Parade and Quotement below:

1. "A man ain't nothing but a man. But a son? Well, now, that's somebody." — Toni Morrison

2. "The most important mark I will leave on this world is my son." — Sarah Shahi

3. "I live for my sons. I would be lost without them." — Princess Diana

4. "Your son will open your eyes, broaden your knowledge, and help your sense of humor. " — Michael Thompson

5. "Sons are the anchors of a mother's life." — Sophocles

6. "And he said to him, 'Son, you have always been with me, and all that is mine is yours.'" — Luke 15:31

7. "Let your boys test their wings. They may not be eagles, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't soar free." — C.J. Milbrandt

8. "Men are what their mothers made them." — Ralph Waldo Emerson

9. "Boys are beyond the range of anyone's sure understanding, at least when they are between the ages of 18 months and 90 years." — James Thurber

10. "Sons are born to make their fathers better men." ― Mekael Shane

11. "Be strong out there, my son. Look for the love and kindness in others. Forgive yourself when you make mistakes, and enjoy the journey." — Kirsten Wreggitt

12. "You don't raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they'll turn out to be heroes, even if it's just in your own eyes." — Walter M. Schirra, Sr

13. "To be a mother of a son is one of the most important things you can do to change the world. Raise them to respect women, raise them to stand up for others, raise them to be kind." — Shannon L. Alder

14. "Heaven on Earth is looking at my little boy." — Jenny McCarthy

15. "When you were a toddler, you made me smile. When you were a teenager, you made me worry. But now you are a man and my son, I am so proud of you and all your accomplishments!" — Catherine Pulsifer