I thought I knew what to expect when I Googled the word “nerd”. Apparently, fashion, style, and attractiveness play a bigger role than I thought.
a foolish or contemptible person who lacks social skills or is boringly studious. a single-minded expert in a particular technical field.
a descriptive term, often used pejoratively, indicating a person that is overly intellectual, obsessive or lacking social skills.
a person considered to be socially awkward, boring, unstylish, etc. an intelligent but single-minded person obsessed with a nonsocial hobby or pursuit.
an unstylish, unattractive, or socially inept person; especially: one slavishly devoted to intellectual or academic pursuits.
Oh, and can’t forget UrbanDictionary.com’s top definition:
One whose IQ exceeds his weight.
Sound like your kid?
If they happen to fit the description of this label, it’s imperative to empower them in either redefining who and what they are or embracing the world’s label.
But let’s be honest here, it’s hard