By now everyone knows about the two boys that were rescued from a kidnaper. One was in captivity for 4 days, the other for 4 years.
While it is no doubt that the one who was there for 4 days will have some emotional trauma, can you imagine trying to go back to your Ďold lifeí after being in captivity for 4 years by a person who played continuous mental games with the kid. This kid had been picked up by the police one or twice for being out too late... but not saying who he really was in fear that this guy would go after the rest of his family.
Will he ever be able to feel secure again? What are your thoughts on this case, his future, and his family?
What if you where is parents, how much of a shock would it be to learn that he was not only found, but that he is fine and coming home!
I think that his story and road to recovery (being able to reestablish his life with his friends and family) will end up being a case example one day. As cold as this sounds, it is a fascinating case and raises numerous questions about the limits of mental control of one person on another person.
As a side note, I would support locking the kidnaper in a locked room with the fathers of these boys.