Geek Parenting: What Joffrey, Jor-El, Maleficent, and the McFlys Teach Us about Raising a Family (Hardcover)

What Joffrey, Jor-El, Maleficent, and the McFlys Teach Us about Raising a Family

By Stephen H. Segal, Valya Dudycz Lupescu

Quirk Books, 9781594748707, 208pp.

Publication Date: April 5, 2016

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Description

All the life lessons, values, and advice from pop culture that parents need to raise geeky children.

It takes a starship to raise a child. Or a time machine. Or a tribe of elves. Fortunately, Geek Parenting offers all that and more, with thoughtful mini-essays that reveal profound child-rearing advice (and mistakes) from the most beloved tales of geek culture. Nerds and norms alike can take counsel from some of the most iconic parent-child pairings found in pop culture: Aunt May and Peter Parker, Benjamin and Jake Sisko, Elrond and Arwen, even Cersei and Joffrey. Whether you're raising an Amazon princess, a Jedi Padawan, a brooding vampire, or a standard-issue human child, Geek Parenting helps you navigate the ion storms, alternate realities, and endless fetch quests that come with being a parent.

Includes parenting experts from across time and space, such as:

Luke and Vader
Korra and Tenzin
Wednesday and Morticia Addams
Frodo and Bilbo
Rose and Jackie Tyler
Carl and Michonne
Thor, Loki, and Odin
Starbuck, Apollo and Adama
Stewie and Lois
Sarah Manning and Mrs. S.
T'Challa and T'Chaka
Spock, Sarek, and Amanda
Claudia and Lestat
San and Moro
Perseus and Zeus
Dorothy and Auntie Em
Bruce Wayne and Alfred
Buffy and Giles
Meg Murry and Aunt Beast
Orpheus and Morpheus
Paul Atreides and Lady Jessica
Kal-El and Jor-El
Chakotay and Kolopak
Scott and Dr. Evil
Diana and Hippolyta
Alexander and Worf.


About the Author

Valya Dudycz Lupescu is raising three delightfully geeky children. Her debut novel, The Silence of Trees (Wolfsword Press), reached the Amazon Top 10 in historical fiction in 2011. She is founding editor of the literary journal Conclave: A Journal of Character and co-creator of the comic book Sticks and Bones. Stephen H. Segal is the child of geeky parents, an award-winning editor, designer, and writer, and former editor in chief of Philadelphia Weekly. His revamp of Weird Tales magazine won a Hugo Award in 2009; his book Geek Wisdom: The Sacred Teachings of Nerd Culture was published by Quirk in 2011.
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