The #1 parenting bestseller of 1999.

“In Protecting the Gift de Becker writes eloquently and compassionately about the real dangers facing children. De Becker delivers his message not only through emotionally resonant real life stories (by far the most compelling are from his own childhood) but also through a distillation of the teachings of major criminal justice and psychological researchers. He has achieved what the academics have not been able to effectively do - make the research understandable and useful to the average person.” Paul Mones, Children’s Rights Attorney, Author of When a Child Kills

“A rare opportunity to converse with a master observer of the human condition. Protecting the Gift is the antidote for every parent’s worst nightmare.” Dr. John Monahan, Professor of Psychology and Law, UVA, Author of Predicting Violent Behavior

Protecting the Gift is dynamic, inspiring and practical. It’s also an entertaining and gripping read. What a combination of qualities! After reading it, you will be changed, and your children’s lives will be safer. This is a must read for every parent or anyone who cares for kids.” Ellen Snortland, Author of Beauty Bites Beast: Awakening the Warrior Within Women and Girls

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