Every country takes a census. What is unique about the census of the Jewish people is that it is carried out directly by none other than Moshe himself. We see from this that when it comes to anything dealing with the Jewish people, nothing less than the most dignified treatment is called for. This helps us understand the greatness of each individual Jew.
We may also apply this lesson to the task of raising children. What meditation did the Rebbe recommend to a young father to help him be a better parent? Also, the Rebbe describes what a person should think about when he sees a Jewish baby in a stroller.
Based on 28 Iyar 5745 to N'shei Ubnos Chabad, Hisvaaduyos 5745 vol. 4, pp. 2092-5.