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Parents worry about the wrong things. The top five worries of parents are:

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

The top five causes of injury and death are:

1. Car accidents
2. Homicide (usually committed by a person who knows the child)
3. Abuse
4. Suicide
5. Drowning

"Barnes says that overprotectiveness will hurt them in the long run by making them less resilient. 'We're teaching them to be helpless,' she says. 'And because we're so afraid of the world, we're teaching them to be afraid of the world.'"
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