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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 felt like this book was speaking directly to me! Great information.Published 7 days ago by Heidi J. Swenson
EVERY parent should read this book, and anything written by Gavin de Becker. I learned so much about screening daycares, cautions about sleepovers, other families owning guns, and... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
Nothing I write will do justice to this book. To say I highly recommend it would be a huge understatement.Published 18 days ago by Tracy L. Seavy
Very interesting and informative book. I think all parents should read this book- and have their children read it as well.Published 1 month ago by Anna C
I read Gift of Fear on recommendation and loved it. The two most helpful things to me were 1. encouragement to trust my intuition and explanations of how it works and 2. Read morePublished 1 month ago by R. B.
Trust your instincts. Fear can protect you and your children. Highly recommend this book as it was required reading assigned by SWAT TEAM LT. For all of his police recruits. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I give this book to all my friends who are expecting children - it's full of common sense ways to keep your child safe.Published 2 months ago by Gun Diva
Great book sugested by a security consultant at work. Kind of scarry when you read about the risk our kids have, but good to have some ways to protect them. Read morePublished 2 months ago by David Dieffenbach