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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Customer Reviews

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Anti-gun rant a real dissaponiment

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes, with the caveat that De Becker goes on an anti-gun rant that is truly reprehensible at this point. The information is quite good and likely to prove helpful to anyone who pays attention.

Would you recommend Protecting the Gift to your friends? Why or why not?

Pretty sure I just answered this same question in the item above.

What aspect of Gavin De Becker’s performance would you have changed?

See item1 above. Great information and expertise, lose the political perspective.

Do you think Protecting the Gift needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?


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- Sean

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

Book Details

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