It told about the conditions of being born and raised in the human colonies around the Sol system during their early days. The book is a source about customs concerning childrens such as:
Literacy was universal, usually learned at home from vid programs
Small children, from infancy until the 6-7, spend their time with their parents at their occupations. The "Timmy Tether" is also mentioned; and the "Wild Hall", a kind of recess area where adults supervised the children at play.
Schooling became more practical than academic; liberal arts and other subjects being reserved for those whose parents could afford vids and tutors.
Older children were assigned to menial apprentiship and later to increasingly difficult tasks until they could pass the exams.
After the exams, they entered the professional workforce.
Work hours were strictly regulated and rarely exceeded 10 hours.