Geek Parenting: What Joffrey, Jor-El, Malificent, and the Mcflys Teach Us About Raising a Family

Author(s): Stephen H. Segal


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"


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"Geek Parenting" is here to help you raise your kids with tips and tricks from some of the nerd-world's most beloved parent-child pairs. "Washington Parent""

Stephen H. Segal is the son of geeky parents who made sure his childhood bedroom was well stocked with miniature giant robots. His book Geek Wisdom: The Sacred Teachings of Nerd Culture was published by Quirk in 2011. Valya Dudycz Lupescu has raised three delightfully geeky children on a steady diet of fairy tales, superheroes, and Jedi. Her debut novel, The Silence of Trees (Wolfsword Press), reached the Amazon Top 10 in historical fiction in 2011.

General Fields

  • : 9781594748707
  • : Quirk Books
  • : Quirk Books
  • : April 2016
  • : 127mm X 177mm X 18mm
  • : United States
  • : June 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 208
  • : Hardback
  • : Stephen H. Segal