Parenting is difficult under the best of circumstances-but profoundly daunting when humanity faces cataclysmic annihilation. When the dead rise, hardship, violence, trauma and the ever-present threat of flesh-eating zombies will adversely affect the well-being of parents and kids alike. Under such untenable conditions, will it be possible to raise children to thrive?
Depending on their age, children will have little to no chance of surviving a single encounter with the undead, let alone the unending peril of the Zombie Apocalypse. The key to their survival-and thus the survival of the species-will be the caregiving they receive. Applying psychological theory and real-world research, this book critically examines the likely outcomes of different parenting styles in the hypothetical landscape of the living dead.