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Geek Parenting: What Joffrey, Jor-El, Maleficent, and the McFlys Teach Us about Raising a Family #2020

Geek Parenting What Joffrey Jor El Maleficent and the McFlys Teach Us about Raising a Family From Batman to Charlie Bucket from Meg Murry to the Venture Brothers every hero of science fiction heroic fantasy or speculative literature is the product of parental influences This collection of

  • Title: Geek Parenting: What Joffrey, Jor-El, Maleficent, and the McFlys Teach Us about Raising a Family
  • Author: Stephen H. Segal Valya Dudycz Lupescu
  • ISBN: 9781594748707
  • Page: 421
  • Format: Paperback
  • Geek Parenting: What Joffrey, Jor-El, Maleficent, and the McFlys Teach Us about Raising a Family By Stephen H. Segal Valya Dudycz Lupescu, From Batman to Charlie Bucket, from Meg Murry to the Venture Brothers, every hero of science fiction, heroic fantasy, or speculative literature is the product of parental influences This collection of pithy mini essays and charming illustrations offers short, sweet, and deep thoughts about parenting as exemplified by the most memorable parent child pairings Vader and LukFrom Batman to Charlie Bucket, from Meg Murry to the Venture Brothers, every hero of science fiction, heroic fantasy, or speculative literature is the product of parental influences This collection of pithy mini essays and charming illustrations offers short, sweet, and deep thoughts about parenting as exemplified by the most memorable parent child pairings Vader and Luke, Spock and Sarek, Peter Parker and Aunt May, even Pinocchio and Gepetto Earth s Mightiest Parents reveals the profound child rearing advice and mistakes hidden in geek pop culture What would Vader do Now geek parents of all stripes can find out, using these life lessons to raise a next generation of their own.

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    1 thought on “Geek Parenting: What Joffrey, Jor-El, Maleficent, and the McFlys Teach Us about Raising a Family

    1. This is an advanced copy I chose to read and review for the Wichita Public Library, where I am an Assistant Librarian Geek Parenting initially grabbed my attention because it had geek in the title and it s subtitle mentioned Jor El, Maleficent, and the McFly s so, of course, I had to investigate Sweeping declaration I am not a parent I m also not a parent to be The thought of having kids right now is met instantly with all of my no s and curling up in a ball until the scary thoughts go away I wi [...]

    2. I finally read this after a friend lent it to me months and months ago Not so sure why I didn t pick it up sooner because it was a fun yet thoughtful take on parenting As much as I completely consider myself a nerd, I m book nerd and less versed in most pop culture to be honest There were essays about books, movies etc that I am familiar with than I expected and most of the ones I was not familiar with were explained well enough that I could still follow along with the authors point easily The [...]

    3. En h rligt sk n bok om barnuppfostran full med goda r d och fina exempel fr n bl.a Doctor Who, Family Guy, Thor Loki och Spindelmannen.

    4. Very cute Basically 1 2 page reminders on how to be a good person, and live life as best you can In my opinion, does not only apply to parenting, I d say its something to read when you need to reset and put everything back into perspective Plus, every little piece of advice comes with an accurately used geeky example that makes the reading of the book all the fun.

    5. A parenting book that is perfect for the nerd geek pop culture enthusiast Great relevant topics that use your favorite fandoms as a base to teach you some lessons without being preachy It just presents a situation, guides you through what your favorite show movie book can teach you about it, but ultimately lets you form your own opinion And they are basically just short essays so you can read just a little at a time in order to fully think about everything you just read The authors balanced ever [...]

    6. Lessons for all parents and children from classic Geek sources Star Wars, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Star Trek, comic books, classic and current sci fi fantasy books and movies, even Greek mythology Whether you are a geek who is a parent or a parent of a geek, you will enjoy this book and recognize many important truths all families should know Live long and prosper

    7. It has been a while since I ve read a parenting book, but couldn t resist this one It was an interesting combination to read various bits of advice about parenting merged in with elements from comic books, movies and novels I had fun reminiscing while giving my parenting skills a bit of a check up.

    8. This is a great collection of essays Parents, whether geek in nature or not, will be able to draw parenting lessons and tools from parent and child relationships found in geek culture This book is thought provoking and allows the reader to be reflective.

    9. Cute 1 3 page parenting lessons from geeky books, movies, and TV shows From Sherlock to Battlestar Galactica to Teen Wolf, there are examples of how our favorite characters navigate being parents and children The lessons span all ages, from birth to the grown and flown Fun to read, and easy to consume in short time periods between actual parenting

    10. A quick, fun, quirky little parenting advice book Each example is 2 pages sometimes 1 and picks a parent child relationship from a different sci fi, fantasy, superhero, or otherwise dorky geeky nerdy book show movie game etc, and gives some advice based on that relationship.

    11. A short, entertaining read Served mainly to remind me of things my kids might like when age appropriate.

    12. Parenting is one of the greatest challenges known to humankind Taking a small child and raising it to fend for itself in the world is the most frightening, and worthwhile, adventure one can take I can say this from experience, being a father myself I would not trade those years for anything in the world Being a parent, however, does not exactly come with a manual So what do most people do They look to others In today s society of pop culture entertainment, those role models aren t always your ow [...]

    13. For years I ve joked that Harry Potter is my religion and Lord of the Rings is my High Church All the great moral lessons the tricky human questions of goodness and badness, love and duty, honor and faith you can mine those from your beloved secular texts The sweet podcast Harry Potter and the Sacred Text is making a practice out of approaching the Harry Potter canon on the micro level to extract wisdom, insight, and blessings All without the burden of truth or belief There is no such thing as a [...]

    14. The parenting advice in Geek Parenting is reduced to 1 2 page soundbites on how to raise your kids to be good people the brevity left me wanting , sometimes, though There were many pop culture references that I didn t understand maybe I m not geek enough But don t let that deter you from reading this Despite all this, Geek Parenting is worth the read to remind you what to do when and to reinforce what you are probably already doing I especially liked Stephen H Segal s take on Obi Wan Konobe and [...]

    15. As both my husband and I are very nerdy geeks, belonging to different fandom we understood the majority of references There were some references we never heard of and some we had, just haven t had a chance to be a part of Hello, Dr Who We admit that due to this, we did some skipping through the book, to avoid any possible spoilers and what not Nevertheless, we both really enjoyed this fun outlook on parenting There were things mentioned that we laughed at, others that kind of put us off as we di [...]

    16. This manual doesn t say particularly innovative information or suggestions to rise kids, but he way it uses comics, movies and geek books to give examples and tips is extremely funny and entertaining and it s what is new about this volume.Questo manuale per crescere i figli non dice niente di particolarmente diverso da quanto detto finora, ma la parte innovativa sta nel fatto di fare esempi basati sulla cultura geek di fumetti, libri e film, il che lo rende particolarmente divertenteANKS TO EDEL [...]

    17. Being a Geek apparently has a completely new meaning loving science fiction literature, cinematography, and popular culture It apparently no longer means being intensely interested in a highly technical field.If you re looking for science based parenting advice, look elsewhere If you re looking for cute anecdotes and takeaways from Star Trek, look no further.Disappointed.

    18. Love this I was expecting long chapters and another parenting book but this appealed not only to the parent inside, but also the geek muddling her way through mom ing Using anecdotes from all my fandoms and twisting them into palatable morals that aren t too after school special y Brilliantly done and something that will stay on my shelf for reference as my tiny human grows.

    19. Cute book Fun to flip through I skipped the sections that focused on movies and TV shows that I haven t seen and didn t feel guilty about doing so It s easy to pick up and put down again Recommended for fellow geeky parents or geeky parents to be.

    20. This was a nice book but not at all what I expected I thought it would be funnier and have a lot dry wit to it Instead it really is a guide to parenting based on fictional characters Again good but not as funny as I hoped.

    21. This was a fun read, with some great parallels drawn between geek culture and real life Some of the essays were a little thin, and I think that this book is better as a gift for a parent rather than something to just sit down and read.

    22. An entertaining collection of essays, gleaning parenting examples good and less than good from all walks of fandom I ripped through it in one sitting because I can t renew.but it was a quick read in any case

    23. Purchased this as a public library I opened the book and it fell to page 94 Ok, questions and then so much gibberish, I got lost Perhaps this is just not the book for me or any parents I know Read at your own risk.

    24. Another geek guide that s just a run of the mill self help book with geeky references that at times, seem to be just plucked from

    25. Soooo many geeky refrences And while very basic parenting advice, it is of a fun book to recognize how our favorite characters show us how we can be too.

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