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Things Parents Worry About With Their Kids

From the NPR Health Blog, 5 Worries Parents Should Drop, and 5 They Shouldn’t:

That’s the sound of helicopter parents hovering over their children, worrying every second of the day that terrorists could strike Johnny’s school or a stranger will snatch Jane from the bus stop.

Based on a survey, the top 5 worries of parents (presumably US based) are:

  1. Kidnapping
  2. School snipers
  3. Terrorists
  4. Dangerous strangers
  5. Drugs

And how do children actually get hurt/killed?

  1. Car accidents
  2. Homicide (usually committed by a person who knows the child, not a stranger)
  3. Abuse
  4. Suicide
  5. Drowning

So that either puts your mind at ease or gives you even more things to worry about that you hadn’t thought of yet.