To Know Your Child was inspired by the observation that adults get so busy in life that they miss seeing the fledgling spirits inside of their own children and inside of themselves. This book invites the reader to an inner journey exploring the eternal beauty of this love. This odyssey is a pilgrimage for parents who want to learn to be themselves and to guide their children to do the same. It is for those who long to see the beauty of self in their child and in themselves and to explore this bond more profoundly. Each poetic section of this work illuminates in succession the inner journey to Self. Beginning with a dedication and riddle, fellow travelers are led through progressive layers of reality to the realization that, to know one's child, one must first know oneself. This unfolding of the mystery of love leads to a deeper understanding of the bond between parent and child and culminates in a richer parent-child relationship.