The generation in which we live tends to idolise self. The music of today may well come from iTunes. It should probably come from ‘WiiTunes’! Being a ‘We Generation’ does not mean that self is unimportant. But it finds its rightful place in the service of others. Patrick Parkinson’s recent report on child welfare (from the University of Sydney – download here) actually advocates the provision of community support as a critcial resource for kids at risk and devoid of strong family supports. Such support is vital and beneficial for everyone whether through biological families, or other kinds of ‘family’, or both. But family is a two-way life!