In Australia, each parent has parental responsibility for their child until they turn 18 years of age. The Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) defines parental responsibility in relation to a child as “all duties, powers, responsibilities and authority which, by law, parents have in relation to children”. The change in the parents’ relationship, by virtue of separation, does not affect parental responsibility.
Mother’s Day is all about celebrating motherhood and mothers in our families. It is about celebrating the woman who raised you and shaped you into the person you are today. It is often the day when children remind their mothers of their love and appreciation for their efforts and shower them with beautiful gifts such as flowers and cards with messages such as “I love you mum” and “you’re the best mum ever!”.