• Kids
    Stranger Safety
    Teach Your Kids How to Talk to Strangers
    Teach Your Kids How to Talk to StrangersIt's your worst nightmare. You're in a crowded mall -- shopping for back-to-school clothes -- and you think you've lost your daughter. Teach your kids what to do when they get lost with these suggestions fr...
    Gavin de Becker, Family Safety Expert
  • Kids
    Children's Medications
    Protecting the Gift Excerpt
    Protecting the Gift Excerpt "Open wide ... here comes the choo-choo." When it comes to giving children medicine, a little imagination never hurts. But what's more important is vigilance: giving the medicine at the right time at the right dose, av...
    Gavin de Becker, Family Safety Expert
  • Pregnancy
    Adjusting to New Motherhood
    How to Reduce Worry
    How to Reduce Worry (From Protecting the Gift. Copyright 1999 by Gavin de Becker. Published by The Dial Press. Reprinted with permission.) Why you worry All the energy a new mother might once have put into protecting herself she now puts into ...
    Gavin de Becker, Family Safety Expert
  • Kids
    School Safety
    Communicate with Your Child's School About Safety
    Communicate with Your Child's School About SafetyQuestions to ask your child's principal School safety is always in season, so make sure you talk with your child's school about how they are handling this critical issue. Ask the school principa...
    Gavin de Becker, Family Safety Expert
  • Teens
    Teens and Dating
    Teaching Teenage Girls to Say No
    Teaching Teenage Girls to Say No(From Protecting the Gift. Copyright 1999 by Gavin de Becker. Published by The Dial Press. Reprinted with permission.) How would it be if teenage girls had some initial wariness about every man they encountered? I...
    Gavin de Becker, Family Safety Expert