At first glance, this content might appear more like you’re shopping for fashion, rather than a kid’s toy, and the brevity of the product description suggests that you may find yourself buying a clearance item if you do get sick.
Unfortunately, if you’re one of those snappy-talking people, the answers will be much less charming.
Most people, particularly young people, do go to the internet for their lifestyle and lifestyle trends. They buy cheap items to take to school, at the end of the week, or come home and fill up their normal cupboards. In their own home, they may even get clothes and shoes that can be personalised and sold, on items such as Ebay. These items are usually little more than a self-congratulatory billboard for the inner life of the person you’re planning to try, or spend time with, and are often delivered in a young person’s size or shape to promote positive brand associations to make you feel like a member of society.
So if you’re worried about the situation in relation to your child’s wardrobe and you’re still not sure if they’re a fan of a certain fashion item, fear not.
Booksellers, beauty stores, transport suppliers, parents’ departments and so on sell their work in tangible forms, that (to quote a very authoritative Yahoo!), are sensible and able to support the mental well-being of the intended consumer. They may even provide the essential product for their child’s normal state of mind: a book, a clique book or the internet to start a blog on. There is an expectation, and one that we have grown used to, that appropriate entertainment and experiences are a part of every day life.
And because of this, Australian trade authorities now have the power to change Australia’s laws. In 2016, we made some solid progress in implementing the Equality Act, now in its second year of implementation.
The Equality Act aims to provide a “fair deal” for parents and carers in relation to their relationship with their children – the embodiment of the promise that equality of opportunity should be a normative value for all Australians. The aim of the Equality Act is for parents to have more time to parent with their children, provide care to their children at a time when they are at their best, teach children that empathy for other people is central to their understanding of identity and the meaning of the world, and support their children’s development with an array of supports in place throughout their lives.
Yet there is a significant and unaddressed demand within Australian society to transition to a law that gives parents an even higher level of comfort and security than they already have when it comes to interacting with their children. The current bill to amend the Equality Act to redefine “relationship to other people” would make Australia an equal marriage nation.
Currently, protections and expectations for parenting and parenting activities are widely considered the most important (though not always seen in the best light) characteristics of a “dysfunctional, chaotic, spendthrift, less active parent”. The proposed updated act would not only extend the legislation from a distinct collection of legal rights to add “relationship to other people”. It would also effectively make a parental member of society in Australia a “parent” within the meaning of the legislation.
We should be framing this issue as one of protecting and facilitating the normal development of young people. Not by misusing it as one of introducing socio-economic boundaries or some quirky ban that deflects attention from being fair, but rather showing them that they are as much a part of society as they are any other.
Wider cultural standards and biases can undermine parental self-worth. While Australia is a sophisticated and diverse country, critical cultural and social factors are still inter-related, and it is this kind of conscious cultural space as well as the transformative power of education, that over-extended Australia into a “toxic marriage”. There is a great public debate that needs to be had about this potential abuse, and perhaps we can indeed become an equal marriage nation in a world where children may choose to be an Australian citizen, rather than an Australian citizen because it is supposed to be that.
Imagine if every Australian, whether they are interested in equal marriage or any other category, could join forces with school-age children to create that dynamic moment when they reach the start of a schooling year.For example, all the parents of toddler-age children – whether those individuals are engaged in education, caregiving or other activities – could take a look at what they actually do or say for their child each day, and learn about their circumstances – including what they might be able to do for each other. They might be impressed by their child’s true potential. They might be inspired by their child�