My worries are actually more related to things that have happened in my family/life than not.
A relative's preschooler escaped from a rural back yard and died of exposure shortly before my first child was born
, so I worry about locking doors when I have a toddler around, going camping, to visit on farms, etc.
I have had 3 pg losses and know someone who had multiple stillbirths, so I agonize over pregnancy loss when I am pregnant.
My dd and I had a serious miscommunication about where she was supposed to be playing and she was missing for 45 minutes once (the police found her.) She thought she had permission to be where she was and didn't realize we were looking for her. 45 min is a long time, and something just broke in me during those minutes
Even though it ended well, it was the worst experience of my life -- I could have lived my entire life without looking at my dh and saying "We can't find her. We need to call the police, now.", without giving the police a description of my child.... ...when I saw dd ok, I just broke down and cried uncontrollably for HOURS....Just typing about it is making me cry
I now have zero defenses against my worry about dd going missing and I *need* to feel like I know where dd is and can get in touch with her at all times. She now carries a cell phone and we are in very close communication now. I joke sometimes that if it ever becomes socially acceptable to have microchip locaters implanted in one's children, I'll be first in line (but I fear I'm not really completely joking
It is not so much a worry about stranger abduction, per se, though I guess that is a big fear that is part of it, just a worry of losing my child and not knowing where he/she is. THe fear of not knowing. It must be AGONY for parents whose children are truly missing.
I intellectually know about the risk of sexual abuse to children, but I take my precautions without worry because it hasn't been part of my experience, if that makes sense.