The Dangerous Book for Boys

Geek Culture

I just finished reviewing The Dangerous Book for Boys for Parent Hacks, and I’m thoroughly entranced by its premise and promise: that there exists an essential package of skills and knowledge each boy should master. In so doing, he unlocks the potential for a life of exploration and adventure. (Here’s a link to the full review, which includes the question: what about girls?)

We might argue about what that package contains, but I think we can all agree that the most essential ingredient is curiosity, something GeekParents have in abundance. They (we!) also have a base level of optimism; the belief that all puzzles are solvable with enough smarts and persistence.

Bravo, GeekDads. You’re not just having fun with your kids. You’re setting them up for a lifetime of adventure.

Asha Dornfest is a guest GeekMom and the publisher of Parent Hacks.

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