Monday, March 10, 2014

Parental Responsibility

The Today Show recently aired an interview with a journalist from New Yorker magazine.  The magazine just published an interview of their own with the father of Adam Lanza-the person responsible for the Sandy Hook tragedy (or was he responsible?).

The journalist speaks very kindly & forgiving of Adam's parents-especially his mother-who had what you could arguably describe as nothing less than an arsenal in her house.  

The journalist points out that dozens of psychiatrists, psychologists and other mental health experts never picked up on Adam's psychosis so how could his parents?   But then the journalist goes on to explain how Mrs. Lanza had increasing concerns regarding her son's condition and took great pains to shelter and protect him.

I haven't read the interview in the magazine and I don't plan to but I'm not quite ready to exonerate Adam's parents to the extent that the New Yorker magazine has.  There is too much that could have-and should have-been done.

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