June 1 is Global Day of Parents

Proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012, this day is meant to honour parents around the world. It is an opportunity for us to appreciate parents in all parts of the world for their selfless commitment to children. It acknowledges that the family has the primary responsibility for the nurturing and protection of children, as well as for providing children with an environment of happiness, love and understanding.

To help celebrate, Universal Peace Federation has some resources. There is a lesson plan based on the Korean folk tale, Shimchong; a lesson plan and student text on The Family as the School of Love; plus movie ideas for families and children to watch and discuss.