Like everywhere in the world, Aboriginal kids are indulged by their parents, but the extended family is also very important. A child knows from a very early age who their relatives are, how they must be called with the correct kinship names and what their rights and obligations are with each one. They also learn their traditional dances and songs and are always encouraged to perform at the public ceremonies. Although "disco" now seems an inevitable part of life in Aboriginal communities, the traditional dances are still done and children are decorated for ceremonies and for the "fun" corroborees that are part of life, as they have been forever.
Although childhood is a time without worries, children learn from an early age where to find bush foods, how to hunt and fish, even in a time where the supermarket fulfils most of their needs and all communities have schools. The bush is a great place to roam and discover things, especially when there is clear, clean water to go for a drink or a swim. Apart from school, life seems one great holiday here. These children look after themselves and each other, and are quite self-sufficient at an early age.