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What do parents of young children fear?

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    Ruth Pieterseposted 5 years ago

    When my children were young, I was terrified of dying before they were old enough to carry on their lives without me.  My relief now that they are adults and independent, is huge.

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    habeeposted 5 years ago

    My biggest fear with my kids when they were small, and now with my grandkids, is kidnapping. I can't imagine anything being worse.

    1. tussin profile image57
      tussinposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, that's the big one for me.  Also that they fall down and hit their heads really badly.

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      Ruth Pieterseposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, the mere thought of kidnapping is horrific!

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    ocbillposted 5 years ago

    getting mixed up with the wrong kids or getting seriously hurt.
    I agree with Habee.
    Criminals are getting bolder nowadays too. So, you gotta be vigilant against those sick minds. I remember the news specials eveyday and felt as it were my kid. I can definitely emphatize to some degree that parent's pain once you have one of your own.

  4. Mama Kim 8 profile image92
    Mama Kim 8posted 5 years ago

    Oh goodness, just about everything! When they are less than a year the biggest one is SIDS. My heart races whenever I think they've been quietly sleeping for a while. I can't focus on anything until I go and check on them, hopefully without waking them up.

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      Ruth Pieterseposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Once you have children, there is always something to be afraid of.  They are so vulnerable.