http://news.yahoo.com/mom-trial-punishing-child-hot-sauce-195056907.html I don't know what to think of this. The twins are adopted from Russia and I know many of them that came from orphanages can have an array of diagnoses. The things they did wrong mentioned in the article clearly do not warrant dumping hot sauce in their mouths and shoving them in freezing showers. They live in Anchorage so when I saw cold it is freakin cold if you run straight cold tap water because the ground is permafrost. I'd like to know more about the boys before I judge the mom for going to such extremes. By no means do I agree with what she did. She clearly needs help and possibly shouldn't have the twins at all. If the boys behaviors were that extreme and nothing else worked they should have sought professional help. The dad is a cop. He should have known this if she was too ignorant to do it. I remember the days when absolutely nothing worked to correct difficult child's behavior. Lying to a teacher wouldn't have been something I would go off the deep end about but my difficult child never had a problem with lying. Her issues were raging for hours, threatening suicide, assaulting caregivers, etc. So if the worst thing about these kids is lying to a teacher then this woman is an idiot. But on the other hand it just seems like this article isn't giving all the background on the behaviors and the family. The media is known to leave things out. Anyone else heard about this? What are your thoughts? Part of me wants to contact her and send her here. Part of me wants her to go to jail. Part of me feels sympathy for her if there is more behind this. I'd like to find more info though.