Family they say is the first port of contact where we learn morals and values. Family is a very important aspect of growth either individually or collectively. A human being is said to be born as a clean slate and as days progress into weeks, months and then years, lots of things are written on this slate. Family has an important role to play in the life of an individual right from birth to childhood to adulthood and then old age. It is a pity the present trend nowadays are children being left in the care of nannies while their parents are busy running after wealth without having quality time with the children. The usual phrase been heard is "we are working hard to secure the future of our children" but I wonder is the future of a child all about money? What about the needed values and morals, what about respect, what about integrity, what about honesty? All of these are forgotten without remembering that the children are actually the future and not the wealth. The wealth acquired over years can be squandered within a twinkle of an eye while the values cannot be lost. It is good we work hard to provide for the needs of our family financially but let us also take time to provide for their spiritual, emotional and social needs. Pray with your family, show and express how much you care about them and spend quality time with them to know the progress in all aspects of their life. A healthy and happy family brings about a good society and the peaceful world at large.