Now this is an interesting story for Americans to consider. If you haven't read about it already, it's one of those that makes you think-- so what is the answer?
To me it was amazing that they were accused of abandoning this child since they returned him to Children's Services. Since we as a culture don't offer much help to parents with such children, and believe me, they are out there, what is the solution the legal system in Ohio favored? They keep him until he kills someone?
I can think, without working at it, of three families in Oregon who had a violent child that they tried to help and the end result was they were murdered. I can also think of families like the one in Tucson where the son showed clear mental illness and yet where was the help for them?
In the case above, the parents tried various outlets to help their son get control over his urge to murder them and his violence. Nothing helped. So the legal system in their area ordered them arrested when they brought him back to a government agency. How was that abandonment? If anyone was abandoned, it was them.
What is the solution for such children who may grow up to be the Columbine killers or Tucson or Aurora or as I said several in Oregon? What do we do with such children who show violent tendencies from an early age? Ideas?