Help for troubled and violent children – Raleigh News and Observer Other Views –

CHAPEL HILL — Torry Hansen of Tennessee was wrong to put her adopted son, 7-year-old Artyem, on a plane back to Russia because she no longer wanted to parent a disturbed and violent child. So were the parents who dropped their out-of-control teens off at Nebraska hospitals under a “safe haven” law meant for newborns.

But those of us who have lived with violent children won’t judge as harshly as the general public will. We know what it’s like to live in fear for ourselves and our other children.

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