• Protecting the Gift

  • Keeping Children and Teenagers Safe (And Parents Sane)
  • By: Gavin De Becker
  • Narrated by: Gavin De Becker
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 12-15-99
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.6 (208 ratings)

Regular price: $21.27

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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.
©1999 Gavin De Becker (P)1999 Random House, Inc., Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Brett Johnson on 10-08-11

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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5 out of 5 stars
By S on 05-29-10

A Must Read (or listen) for all parents

Protecting the gift picks up where "Gift of Fear" leaves off. It is full of insights into keeping your child (as well as yourself) safe. What he says makes so much sense - I have already recommended it to several friends, and will continue to do so! Thank you for an amazing work!

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