Protecting the Gift: Keeping Children and Teenagers Safe (and Parents Sane)
This was a surprisingly fast read. I just couldn't put it down. It's all about keeping kids safe. And the author is a security specialist--not a local cop or crazy mom.
The things I learned are to be realistic about dangers. Don't turn a blind eye to your intuition. Listen to it and figure out if you're in danger. And then take appropriate steps.
One of his big things is that we can predict and prevent violence. Maybe not the random violence, but he says most violence isn't random. So, don't be afraid to question that guy who creeps you out. Take the recommended safety measures when you're running. Listen to your kids when they talk about their friends parents, etc.
He doesn't intend for people to live in fear but to be prepared to fight back.
I enjoyed this book. I feel confident, I'll just say that.