Part 1 Harmony in the home - raising children in love, justice and truth: the true parent; the embrace of love; tears and tantrums; piggy out; life with Simon; rules of the house; straight talk; fear and the dark; love comes first. Part 2 Education in consciousness - doing your best for the child: the Karmic debt; the developing personality; the price of excitement; giving to the child; the developing imagination; telling stories; going to school; parents as teachers. Part 3 Balance in the world - bringing innocence to experience: the body of experiemce; the influence of the world; the shadow of death; emerging sexuality; knowledge of God. Afterword: parents respond; teachers report; Barry Long and education.
Barry Long had two children by a first marriage and cared for his stepsons in two subsequent partnerships. He had lived a family life and, by the time he became known as a spiritual teacher, he was well-equipped to answer the questions that parents in his audiences would ask about bringing spiritual values into the home. The parenting and education of children was a subject dear to his heart.