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Protecting the Gift: Keeping Children and Teenagers Safe (and Parents Sane)

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #17 in Parenting Books

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Pros: Clear, simple steps

Cons: Hard subject to think about

No one wants to think about their child being hurt. However, this book breaks it down, explaining what risks are worth worrying about and what aren't and gives very practical advice on the very best ways to keep your children safe, from infant age all the way up to teenagers. It has some stories in there that are hard to read, but it also shows that sometimes the simplest things, like trusting your gut, are the most effective means of protecting your loved ones. It is apparently his second book, after "The Gift of Fear"; both are worth reading.
Protecting the Gift: Keeping Children and Teenagers Safe (and Parents Sane)
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Safety skills for children outside the home Warning signs of sexual abuse How to screen baby-sitters and choose schools Strategies for keeping teenagers safe from violenceAll parents face the same challenges when it comes to their children's safety: whom to trust, whom to distrust, what to believe, what to doubt, what to fear, and what not to fear. In this empowering book, Gavin de Becker, the nation's leading expert on predicting violent behavior and author of the monumental bestseller The Gift of Fear, offers practical new steps to enhance children's safety at every age level, giving you the tools you need to allow your kids freedom without losing sleep yourself. With daring and compassion, he shatters the widely held myths about danger and safety and helps parents find some certainty about life's highest-stakes questions: How can I know a baby-sitter won't turn out to be someone who harms my child? (see page 103) What should I ask child-care professionals when I interview them? (see page 137) What's the best way to prepare my child for walking to school alone? (see page 91) How can my child be safer at school? (see page 175) How can I spot sexual predators? (see page 148) What should I do if my child is lost in public? (see page 86) How can I teach my child about risk without causing too much fear? (see page 98) What must my teenage daughter know in order to be safe? (see page 191) What must my teenage son know in order to be safe? (see page 218) And finally, in the face of all these questions, how can I reduce the worrying? (see page 56)

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AuthorGavin de Becker
BindingPaperback
Dewey Decimal Number649.1
EAN9780440509004
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ISBN0440509009
LabelDell
LanguagesEnglish
List Price$15.00
ManufacturerDell
Number Of Items1
Number Of Pages352
Product GroupBook
Product Type NameABIS_BOOK
Publication Date2000-05
PublisherDell
StudioDell
TitleProtecting the Gift: Keeping Children and Teenagers Safe (and Parents Sane)
Release Date2000-05-09
Height0.95 inches
Length9.24 inches
Weight0.89 pounds
Width6.18 inches
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