Hon, it's normal to be concerned about
your child's welfare.
I freak out when I think about
the stuff you mentioned that could perhaps happen to my (almost) 4 year old god daughter. She is such a sweetheart and I don't know what I would do if something bad happened to her.
I get bad thoughts like what if my parents are going to pass away or what if someone close passes away. But you have to push those thoughts aside and clear your mind. I don't watch the news because of how horrid the world is becoming.
I just can't watch it.
I myself have looked up sex offenders in my area too, for my own safety. I want to know what they look like so if I ever get approached by one of them I will stay clear outta their way and run to a safe spot lol.
I get paranoid at the thought of someone breaking in too, sometimes I walk around my house late at night checking all the locks and looking out the windows for shadows of people trying to case my house.
But then I never see anyone, so I try to sleep.
These thoughts are definately due to anxiety and outside influences. Just try to relax and talk to a therapist.
So to answer your question, I do worry about
this stuff, but I try to push it away from my mind as it isn't healthy to worry about
every tiny thing in my life.
(hard process I know) I've started CBT and am on Lexepro and Ativan which slows my thoughts, rather than thinking too much about
I hope you find the help you need hon.
I'm here for you if you need me.
"Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars."
DX: Panic Disorder, TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder), Chronic Migraines
RX: Ativan/Lorazapam (1 MG a day), Lexapro (15 MG a day), Tylonel for the TMJ and Migraines