According to NPR parents are worrying over the wrong things.
These are the top 5 things parents are worrying about according to Christie Barnes, mother of four and author of The Paranoid Parents Guide:
- School snipers
- Dangerous strangers
But how do children really get hurt or killed?
- Car accidents
- Homicide (usually committed by a person who knows the child, not a stranger)
And the explanation?
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.
Read more at NPR.