Problems with another boy adopted from Russia

On April 5, 2010, a 14-year-old boy from Hastings, Minnesota, carried a gun to school, waved it around in classrooms, and pointed it at several staff members, saying the words, “bang, bang.” Luckily, he had the wrong bullets in the gun, and it never fired.

Read: Charges filed in Hastings Middle School gun incident at

It turns out that the boy had been adopted from Russia. As soon as his adoptive parents brought him home, they knew the child had problems. They tried for years to help him, but were unable to. Finally they gave up their parental rights and turned him over to foster care, warning officials—in writing—that he could be violent.

Read: Mom, dad warned Dakota County: Boy is a danger, at

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Hi all,

Just catching up – Tuesday’s the day I spend combing through LF…


May I suggest “Rational Recovery” by Jack Trimpey – it’s an easy to read – easy to understand book, and IMO, far more helpful than 12-step pity parties.

It costs about 12.00 – less if bought used paperback through Amazon – and it saves you from suffering thru the drunkalogues and poor-me’s of the 12 steppers.

Sound common sense advice that I have used with OTHER issues than overindulging. I rarely drink any more, but HAVE HAD anger issues (NOT acted upon) in the past, and the tools in RR can help you in a wide variety of situations and aspects of your life “right now” – it’s not a “I’m a recovering *whatever* – it’s more “I had a problem for a time, and I’m over it” type approach.

Hope the suggestion helps. I’d recommend it for “getting over the ASPaths too – the principles can be adapted if a person has 100% will and half a brain! *winks*


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