Checkpoints and Autosaves: Parenting Geeks to Thrive in the Age of Geekdom
With all the buzz geek culture receives, you would think it would be easy for parents to look up how to connect through their kids’ geeky interests, but it is more trying than ever. It is not a secret that keeping up with your children can be a challenge. You work hard, make sacrifices, and try to relate to your kids, but it can be an uphill battle when their interests, opinions, and habits change like the seasons. Relating to geeks, though, can be even harder.
Not every parent grew up with a geeky lifestyle to draw from. We do not all have a wealth of video games or fantasy movies to “geek out” about when we share them with our kids for the first time. And when we turn to the Internet to learn more about geek culture, the information out there feels mysterious, critical, or confusing. Altogether, connecting with a Pokémon-crazed kid is not as easy as helping them with their multiplication tables.
This book breaks down the best geek entertainment available for child development. Out of the eight most common engagement opportunities within geek culture, this book serves as a guide from a research-backed and evidence based perspective. By the time you reach the last page, you will have a guide to finding common ground with your child that will help you as a parent foster a better relationship, and maybe a new favorite hobby.