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Protecting The Gift

Keeping Children and Teenagers Safe (and Parents Sane)

All 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.

De Becker shatters the widely held myths about danger and safety and helps parents find some certainty about life's highest-stakes questions, like what's the best way to prepare my child for walking to school alone?; how can I spot sexual predators?; what should I do if my child is lost in public?; how can I teach my child about risk without causing too much fear?; and how can I reduce the worrying?

For more parenting books that address safety issues, including online safety, visit our Safety / Self-Defense section.

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Product Details

Author Gavin de Becker
ISBN 9780440509004
Publication Date May 9, 2000
Publisher Dell
Language English
Category Life Skills, Physical / Emotional Development
Parenting Books Age Infant to Preschool, Child / School Age, Pre-Teen, Teen