New Documentary "Raising Adam Lanza" (Newtown Shooter) Airs Tuesday Night on PBS
His mother was going on more frequent trips to make him more independent, the story said.
Here's my take: It's outmoded thinking and counter to the latest brain research on the developing child to believe children are made more independent by leaving them alone. Adam Lanza was a victim of neglect. His mental disorder was rooted in a history of disregard for his emotional needs for love, respect and physical touch as a small child. I would bet anything his mother allowed him to cry it out as a baby, and was as cold as a prickly pear when it came to nurturing. I think she probably told him to "grow up" when he voiced emotional hurt, instead of showing him empathy. What else? This woman did not want Adam. And he knew it. Her mistake was giving him the means to kill her for it, and to hurt those who represented what he craved and never had at their age: Love and affection and a happy life. A kid doesn't just become a killer. He's turned into one.