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Overworried/Paranoid about crime

Posted by on Oct. 14, 2012 at 5:07 PM
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When I see a news story about something bad happening especially to a child I really worry about my 11 yo DD. I watch Criminal Minds and Law & Order which does not help. After reading about Jessica Ridgeway I wouldn't even let my daughter take out the garbage by herself. I live in a fairly safe neighborhood. Does anyone else do this?

by on Oct. 14, 2012 at 5:07 PM
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L.sands
by Silver Member on Oct. 14, 2012 at 5:08 PM
You should be a cop.
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mommytoeandb
by Platinum Member on Oct. 14, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Nope.  I was at the park for an hour today and sat on a bench reading.  My kids are 6 and 9.  I know really crappy stuff can happen, but I also no that is very unlikely to happen.  I don't want to live in fear.  (((HUGS)))

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Oct. 14, 2012 at 5:10 PM
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The worlds safer today then it was in the 70-90s. It's having it televised and all over the Internet that make people think its more dangerous.
TheMrs407
by Emerald Member on Oct. 14, 2012 at 5:10 PM
I think it, but its never really effected my actions.
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ErikaRobin
by Platinum Member on Oct. 14, 2012 at 5:11 PM
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Not anymore. 

Teach your children to be responsible and to walk with authority.  Teach them not to be afraid and you'll gain much from that lesson as well.

We can't control the world.  We can only control our reaction to it.

L.sands
by Silver Member on Oct. 14, 2012 at 5:12 PM
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Im going to elaborate my first comment, OP. I used to be like that, and then realized I had the heart and mind to protect those around me.
I am studying introduction to law enforcement and then it's off to KLETC!
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girlywifey
by Silver Member on Oct. 14, 2012 at 5:13 PM

You are right. I never thought of it as living in fear but that is exactly what it is.

acidpop
by Bronze Member on Oct. 14, 2012 at 5:15 PM

I'm mostly paranoid about parking lots. I have an intense fear of dd getting run down by a car. She's 9 and I embarass her often by keeping a hold on her at all times.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Oct. 14, 2012 at 5:15 PM
Yes I use to. I stopped watching crime shows and took a break from the news. It helped..
girlywifey
by Silver Member on Oct. 14, 2012 at 5:24 PM


Quoting Anonymous:

Yes I use to. I stopped watching crime shows and took a break from the news. It helped..


I think that is what I need to start doing.

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