Raising Children around the World
Anywhere in the world, raising children is considered an exciting experience for parents but in many situations, the experience is not as fun anymore because of certain factors. I have done some research on how children are raised in their formative years in Australia, the world’s sixth largest country. Based on an opinion poll 47.92% of Australian children spend their preschool years in a child care. 39.58% of them are in Family Day Care and 12.50% are with a private nanny or a family member. These results just show that more parents prefer to have their offspring learn from a child care than in family day care or a private nanny or relative.
A study was conducted among certain Australians if they agree that a preschool child is possible to suffer if his or her mother works. The results showed that over the last decade, common support for stay-at-home mothers as the custom (in the strong sense) is clearly declining, and is now a marginal view. This would mean that parents are not given enough monetary support by the Australian government that prevents them, particularly mothers, from providing their young children the best for their formative years. Their children would then suffer.
There has been an explanation of the Commonwealth Government providing support to help out families in having access to premature childhood education and child care. The Commonwealth Government was first able to provide monetary aid for child care in 1972. Today, the much greater part of Commonwealth funding assists and helps out families with their child care expenses and undertakings. Early childhood learning and child care support, based on conducted studies, has more than doubled in the last five years, rising from merely $1.7 billion in 2004‐05 to a great $3.7 billion in 2008‐09 and is predictable to further augment to approximately $4.4 billion in 2012‐13. Throughout the next coming four years, the Commonwealth will invest that such amount of $16.1 billion in early childhood education and child care for the next generation’s welfare and well-being.
The figure of children using accepted and legal child care services in Australia has augmented from just 804,314 in the September quarter 2005 to 871,107 in the September sector 2009 – which sums up to a boost of 8 per cent. From the 871, 000 children in permitted and accepted child care in the September sector 2009, 69 per cent were 0‐5 years old.
Australian parents believe that the development and changes of their children are brought about by what they think are acceptable from what they see and hear from the people around them. Their perspective and beliefs in regards to child care are the result of the changes in our modern society. An example would be about the mothers, fathers, and teachers from many Western societies valuing and cherishing the early childhood developmental goals that echo and perceive an original cultural idea. The attainment and success by a personage of aptitude and autonomy are usually linked to them and they prefer to have rivalry and differences among themselves. In contrast to that, societies that are not industrialized and cultural groups that are known for being traditional are often describes by more “collectivist” or “inter-dependent” cultural ideas. Collective goals, such as wisdom to live in synchronization with one another, capable contribution in social events, agreement to authority, and a helpful and selfless orientation, are very much valued by them.
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Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations. (2010). State of Child Care in Australia [PDF document]. Retrieved from Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations: http://www.deewr.gov.au/Earlychildhood/Resources/Documents/StateChildCareAus.pdf
Meagher, G. Contested, corporatised and confused? Australian attitudes to child care [PDF document]. Retrieved from The Sydney eScholarship Repository: http://ses.library.usyd.edu.au/bitstream/2123/2143/3/KidsMeagherCh7.pdf
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