P1010677There is considerable social pressure today for Mums and Dads to consider their careers, their mortgage and their own personal needs before having children.

The national annual birthrate is declining as Australians choose to restrict the size of their families, or not have children at all.

Sure! having kids all seems like hard work, personal sacrifice and considerable expense. But all this aside, the sacrifices made for children and the sharing of growth times together, can help parents to more fully understand the real meaning and depth of the love they have for each other.

It’s time we reviewed the value and dignity of families in Australia. What’s the point of promoting the development of national pride and getting all worked up about our flag if, in the longer term, we can’t even replace ourselves.

To the over-populated countries of South East Asia, Australia must seem a ‘Garden of Eden’. Perhaps we need to think a little less of ourselves and a little more of the future of the Country we are leaving our children.

For today’s families are tomorrow’s future.

Peter Mack.

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