Bringing up a child in the current time? How about bringing up a child in the last 3,000 years?
For at least this long, life on Earth was hell and suffering. People even couldn't stop fu**ing during horrible wars and pandemics. It's pathetic.
Human procreation is sadism combined with massive narcissism. I hate it when people are acting all concerned about the environment, and meat consumption, and the future, but in the same time they're having 2 or 3 (or more) children.
That's why I don't believe we are in the midst of spiritual awakening and alien disclosure (what Elena Danaan claims). Humanity is still way too primitive and apelike, and not in control of their instincts and desires.
Why would any highly developed alien race be interested in our good? We are useless pigs.