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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,049 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gavin de Becker Narrator: Gavin De Becker Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2000 ISBN: 9780553750683
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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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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Evaly | 2/14/2014

    " Great book with lots of practical advice. Some things seemed a little over the top or overprotective to me, and I have to be careful not to be completely paranoid now :) Overall, the book was very empowering and gave me the courage to stand up for my kids if I feel they are in danger and not worry so much about offending someone. I have already applied some of his suggestions and feel like I am much more aware of potential predators and what makes people a target. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margie | 2/13/2014

    " One of the three books I think every parent should read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rakisha | 2/2/2014

    " Every time I put this book down because I get to anxious reading about all the bad scenarios a child can get into, I pick up another piece of valuable information. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimberly | 1/27/2014

    " I recommend this book for every parent. It provides very realistic, straightforward advice for keeping kids safe from predators. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annie | 1/24/2014

    " I read this several years ago when my kids were younger - invaluable! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Merry | 1/19/2014

    " So this book has caused me to be a little more paranoid than I used to be. He has some scary/sad stories in there. But the idea is to let you know what is out there so that you can be prepared to protect your child. He does give some useful tips and it definitely makes you think. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 1/12/2014

    " Great book, but I had just read The Gift of Fear, and much of the content overlapped. You don't need to read both. If you have children, read this one. If not, read The Gift of Fear. Overall, Gavin deBecker is incredibly intelligent, and his commentary on violence in our society is spot-on. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 1/10/2014

    " When you get that first positive pregnancy test, and you run to Barnes and Noble to get "What to Expect When you are Expecting", this book should be a mandatory purchase as well. Not as scary as I was expecting, but eye-opening and helpful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 lvkelly | 1/9/2014

    " Every parent should read this book. More than once. Then, get other parents to read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marie | 12/18/2013

    " Excellent, practical, and nonfearmongering book about protecting children from danger and teaching them about safety. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathryn | 12/8/2013

    " this book gave me a whole new perspective on teaching my kids about strangers. i also learned more about how to protect myself and my kids. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bonnie Vontz | 12/2/2013

    " I've read this book before and recommend it to everyone. I took it out from the library the other day because i want my partner to read it, but I wanted to reread it first. Very insightful writing, the author is certainly an expert on the subject. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jobie | 12/1/2013

    " oh wow! need a good horror book? Pick up this one! Nothing scarier than accounts of children/parents in peril to wake up your senses. However, that being said, this book is a 'must read' for every parent/caregiver out there. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Augusta | 11/15/2013

    " I found this book incredibly useful with illustrative anecdotes and practical advice. I highly recommend this book for anyone with children. I would even recommend the chapters on teen girls to teen girls as well as their parents and intend to share them with my nieces. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tristan Chermack | 11/11/2013

    " While not as good as The Gift of Fear, also by DeBecker, this book does have some wonderful perspectives on how to protect our children from harm. Any parent should definitely read this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky M | 10/20/2013

    " I thought this was a very informative book about how to protect my children from different "scary" aspects in life. It's given me new ideas as a parent in how to handle different situations and how to teach my children about being safe. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kkop12 | 10/6/2013

    " This book really opened my eyes to some things I should be discussing with my kids and how those discussions have changed since I was a kid. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 5/18/2013

    " I think this book is a must-read for every parent and caregiver. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tamara | 3/10/2013

    " I truly believe that every parent should read this. It is life changing. Especially the parents of daughters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura Kakar | 11/3/2012

    " Great book I read last year that discusses different real life stories and lessons to help you keep your kids safer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karla | 10/15/2012

    " Scary to read, but very valuable information. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tiz | 6/28/2012

    " Not a scary book...empowering, informative...I learned a bit from this book. Interested in learning more... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine | 6/14/2012

    " A MUST FOR ALL PARENTS!!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 René | 4/9/2012

    " The statistics are a little dated, but the basic info is great! Scary but important reading I recommend for anyone w/ or frequently around kids. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cynthia | 12/5/2011

    " This book presents wonderful facts to help keep our children safe. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 11/8/2011

    " A lot of useful information, but since I just recently read The Gift of Fear, quite a bit of it was a retread. I also hated reading so many anecdotes about children in danger. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 10/20/2011

    " One of the most frightening things about being a parent is the idea that you can't protect your kids. I'm not sure about all of this advice (as I think it may feed too much into my general anti-social paranoia), but I do like its concrete tips. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jean Callaway | 8/8/2011

    " Good book. It just talks about the "spidey sense" you should use in certain situations. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melinda | 7/27/2011

    " This book was very informative and an interesting read. I just felt ready to be done reading it long before it was done. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 5/24/2011

    " Must read for women and those with children. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jess | 5/18/2011

    " Well written and full of good advice. I have a lot of respaect for Gavin de Becker "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea | 5/12/2011

    " good read and ideas for protecting our kids. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacklyn | 3/29/2011

    " So far it's a fantastic book. One that I think every parent would benefit from. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 CJ | 3/10/2011

    " This is incredibly difficult subject matter to read. Force yourself to do it. You'll be glad you did when you protect a child from harm. The author truly is an expert in the field. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melinda | 2/25/2011

    " This book was very informative and an interesting read. I just felt ready to be done reading it long before it was done. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Valerie | 2/22/2011

    " I liked this book. It had some great stories that really make you think and teaches you to trust your intuition to protect your children. I am glad that I read it, but I didn't find it as earth shattering as the most of the reviews claimed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 2/15/2011

    " Must read for women and those with children. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 1/8/2011

    " One of the most frightening things about being a parent is the idea that you can't protect your kids. I'm not sure about all of this advice (as I think it may feed too much into my general anti-social paranoia), but I do like its concrete tips. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim | 12/31/2010

    " de Becker's remarkable and important perspective on fear and personal protection extended to help you protect your family. "

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