donderdag 9 september 2010
Based on surveys Barnes collected, the top five worries of parents are, in order:
But how do children really get hurt or killed?
Homicide (usually committed by a person who knows the child, not a stranger)
Why such a big discrepancy between worries and reality? Barnes says parents fixate on rare events because they internalize horrific stories they hear on the news or from a friend without stopping to think about the odds the same thing could happen to their children.
No surprise to any regular reader of this blog.
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