Brian Rosner, principal of Ridley Melbourne, has a piece in The Australian (available also here), where he asks what is the best thing we can do for kids at Christmas based on their greatest need. He writes:
What is the best love of the child? That is the question posed by a multidisciplinary book edited by Timothy Jackson with contributions from history, sociology, psychology, philosophy, law and Christian thought. The startling thesis of the book is that the right of a child to be loved is best fulfilled by teaching him or her how to love others.