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You probably didn't know that August 12th is Middle Child's Day

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MGN/Wiki Commons Nicki Dugan MGN/Wiki Commons Nicki Dugan
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Didn't know today was Middle Child's Day? Typical.

Bruce Hopman, founder and sole member of the International Middle Child Union, hasn't had much luck finding out why August 12 was designated as Middle Child's Day, but the resident of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is encouraging middle children everywhere to raise awareness (if anyone notices) on social media.

"Our whole lives, middle children crave attention, but we're always ignored, so it's typical that someone would give us a holiday just so they could ignore it," he said. Hopman has also made online greeting cards that people can send to overlooked children in their family to say "that you're kind of thinking of them that day."

Are you a middle child? Tell us how you feel about it on Facebook?

Or join the Hopman's strike by using #MidKidStrike across assorted social media on August 12 as a show of support.

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