Protecting the Gift

  • by Gavin De Becker
  • Narrated by Gavin De Becker
  • 6 hrs and 0 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In his groundbreaking best seller The Gift of Fear, Gavin de Becker showed millions of readers that, like every creature on earth, human beings can predict violent behavior. Now, in this exclusive audio presentation of Protecting the Gift, de Becker empowers parents to fully trust their own intuition when it comes to their children's safety. In this indispensable resource, de Becker provides keen insights into the behavior and strategies of predators. He offers practical new steps to enhance children's safety at every age level: specific questions parents can ask to effectively screen and evaluate babysitters, daycare services, schools, and doctors; a "Test of 12" safety skills children need before being alone in public; warning signs to help parents protect children from sexual abuse; and how to keep teenage girls and boys from unsafe situations with peers and adults. De Becker also shatters the myth that rules like "Never talk to strangers" will keep your children safe. By showing what danger really looks like - as opposed to what we might imagine it looks like - de Becker gives parents freedom from many common worries and unwarranted fears.

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Every High School Freshman Should Be Required

This is one of the most important and best-presented books I've ever listened to. It tells what parents, children and especially young women need to know to keep from becoming victims of violent crime. I've been in law enforcement for a long time, and much was eye-opening to me. The only drawback is that it is severely abridged, and there is no unabridged version.
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- Brett Johnson

Must own book if you have a family!

This is a GREAT book... you just have to get past a nauseating, hypocritical, factually incorrect, anti-gun rant. It's a shame to have a big, fat, illogical red mark right across such a fantastic work, and I'm sure it will make others question De Becker's credibility, as it did me, when they hear something that has been proven factually incorrect as we hear in his long rant on the scariness of guns. Worse yet are those who DON'T know the facts about the gun control argument and take De Becker's lies and errors as truth. I do hope listeners are able to pick the wheat from the chaff as there is some great information here which is not available in many other (audio)books and this is such an important topic.
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- Billy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-16-1999
  • Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio