Keeping the Fear in Check
There was a news report recently of a 9yr old boy who was sodomized by a 14yr old boy at a park not far from my house. It is one of those things that stops you in your tracks. It makes me scared for my boys to grow up, makes me scared to let them out of my sight for any amount of time. And we live in an allegedly nice part of town! How to you keep the fear from taking over? What is your greatest parenting fear if it's different from this? How do you educate your children about strangers (even other kids), without completely freaking them out?