I watched Oprah today. She had an interview with both families of Shawn Hornbeck and Ben Ownby. I’m so glad it was Oprah that got to do the interview. I doubt that there are many other television personalities that would have had the integrity that she had. Can just say that I spent the last our CRYING? There was an author on the show also. I’ve not read his book, Facing Down Evil, but what he said on the show was good, and I’m going to read his book. Here’s what I needed to say to YOU. Go now. Go RIGHT now. Go to your library, your book store, go HERE and read Protecting the Gift by Gavin De Becker. It’s a book I have said, and will say until the DAY I DIE, is a MUST for parents and adults with kids in their lives. It’s about talking to your kids about abuse, abduction, predators and teaching them to listen to their GUT. If you watched Oprah today, you heard about how many people followed their gut to help find these boys. Our society teaches us to IGNORE our gut. Gavin has also written a book called The Gift Of Fear. It’s a good book as well, but you don’t have to read it to “get” Protecting the Gift. I wish I could stress to you how important I think this book is. Not in a scary, your kids aren’t safe, and you can’t do anything to protect them way. In a statistical, infomative, factual, knowlege is POWER way. You HAVE to read it. Please.
PS~ I have other things to say about all of this, that are not related to this book. You can read them HERE