Bringing Up Geeks: How to Protect Your Kid's Childhood in a Grow-Up-Too-Fast World (Paperback)

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A breakthrough parenting book that redefines the meaning of 'geek' and inspires parents to free themselves and their kids from the 'culture of cool.'

In a world of superficial values, peer pressure, and out-of-control consumerism, the world needs more GEEKS: Genuine, Enthusiastic, Empowered Kids. Today's 'culture of cool' has changed the way kids grow up. Rather than enjoying innocent childhoods while developing strong, authentic characters, today's kids can become cynical 'even jaded' as they absorb the dangerous messages and harmful influences of a dominant popular culture that encourages materialism, high-risk behaviors, and a state of pseudo-adulthood.

Author and mother of four Marybeth Hicks suggests an alternative: bringing up geeks. In this groundbreaking book, she shows parents how they can help their children gain the enthusiasm to pursue their passions, not just the latest fashions; the confidence to resist peer pressure and destructive behaviors; the love of learning that helps them excel at school and in life; and the maturity to value family as well as friends, as well as make good moral decisions.

With a foundation like that, kids will grow up to be the coolest adults.

About the Author

Marybeth Hicks is the weekly family columnist for The Washington Times. Her first book was The Perfect World Inside My Minivan: One Mom’s Journey Through the Streets of Suburbia. She lives in the Midwest with her husband and four children. Visit her at
Product Details
ISBN: 9780425221563
ISBN-10: 0425221563
Publisher: Berkley
Publication Date: July 1st, 2008
Pages: 336
Language: English