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In this valuable, even necessary, book, he shatters many myths about the typical profiles of regular offenders and the prevalence of such problems as sexual abuse and kidnapping. He also deconstructs the wisdom of traditional maxims such as "Never talk to strangers" and "If you are ever lost, go to a policeman." Without offering a compendium of every conceivable danger, he identifies warning signals and real risks that are often easy to spot once you know what to look for. He offers practical advice on recognizing signs of sexual abuse, choosing a baby sitter or nanny, how to prepare kids for walking to school alone, and how to teach children about potential risks without making them afraid to venture out of the house. And he continually stresses that denial and ignoring intuition are the biggest mistakes that parents make in protecting their kids from those that mean them harm. Well written and infinitely informative, Protecting the Gift affords parents more confidence and less reason for unnecessary worry. --Shawn Carkonen --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I first read The Gift of Fear and loved it. Saw that the author wrote this book and just had to read it..especially being a first time mom. Read morePublished 21 hours ago by Kindle Customer
A great list of how to protect your kid and change your view of safety.Published 1 month ago by James M. Patton
Parents, especially moms, and especially parents of daughters, if you never read any other book ever again, this will be the one to read before that time comes! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kristaleighbird
This is an extremely helpful book for parents of children. I've found myself recommending it quite frequently.Published 3 months ago by Amanda S.
After reading this book, I feel much better-equipped to protect my child (and myself!) from the hazards posed by people with bad intentions. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Sadie Carter
Thought-provoking and practical tips for facing tough subjects with our children.Published 4 months ago by rebecca
Much practical advice here. Encouraging intuition, immediate outcry, discouraging protection orders, and 'choose not be chosen'. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Daylight Vision