Is Sweden Raising a Generation of Brats? (Yes they are!)

Comment WhyILeftSweden: This is just an unprecedented sign of the insanity in Sweden. Children’s natural instinctual drive to test boundaries and find parental guidance have now turned into and “unstoppable force” that the parents themselves don’t know how to hold back and control. This is just unbelievable.

The grown up, miss-educated drones called parents and citizens in the lost land of Sweden now show their true lack of will, initiative and decision making. There is NOTHING that is driving things forward on an individual scale no longer. It’s run by the state and soon there will have to be state educated representatives in the homes of these people to make sure that the kids don’t get out of line. They will be “educated” in child care and they will follow a strict protocol of structured rules that a board of physicians and psychiatrists have determined by the order of the state.

This article proves that they are in fact incapable of running a household as it have been run through human history, with clear roles and purpose to the structure of the family.

The powerlessness of a parent in Sweden today is unprecedented, but also the complacency and the sheer “deadness” and lack of will power is difficult to articulate.

Let me try:


How’s that?

The adults are now demonstrated to be lost senseless creatures that have no sense of up or down, right or wrong and they are over-run by the shear “force” that come with an “untamed” child.

The state will of course try to tame these “animals” and turn then into an even more controlled creature then their parents. Will they successes or is this nature pushing back trying to push this insanity out the door once and for all so that Sweden can return to her roots?

Nonetheless, as we are seeing the demise of culture and the destruction of everything that has to do with the core family it’s is a sad stat of affairs indeed.

Here is the story:


Scandinavian country’s child-centric ways stir backlash

Ida-Maria Lindros, a teacher and mother of two near Stockholm, says Swedish kids are ‘anti-authoritarian.’Ellen Jervell for The Wall Street Journal

Is Sweden raising a generation of brats?

The country has built a child-friendly reputation on its mandates for long parental leave and provision for state-funded day care from age 1. But a new book paints an ugly underbelly to Scandinavia’s child-centric ways. Youngsters here—deemed “competent individuals” by the state and legally protected from spanking—are becoming the chief decision makers in homes at very young ages in what some Swedes think is an alarming trend.

Psychiatrist David Eberhard Pysse Holmberg

At the center of the discussion is David Eberhard, a Swedish psychiatrist and father of six who published a book titled “How Children Took Power” last year that sparked fierce debate.

Dr. Eberhard says Sweden’s child-centric model has “gone too far” and his book suggests the over-sensitivity to children and a reluctance to discipline has bred a nation of ouppfostrade, which loosely translates to “badly raised children.” “All this kowtowing to the kids actually causes kids and society more harm than good,” Dr. Eberhard said in an interview. He suggests the trend could contribute to higher anxiety levels or depression at a later stage in life for these children.

His book is currently being translated into English and seeking an American publisher.

“I’m not advocating going back to slapping kids,” he said. “Swedish parents have lost control [when] kids take center stage in family life.”

Dr. Eberhard has been a guest on nearly every major TV talk show and major newspapers have run (mostly critical) editorials tied to his book. His ideas are popular with a broad base of Swedes who think modern parents are sissies and pushovers when it comes to their kids. On parenting blogs, views on his book are divided about 50-50.

The book, which translates to ‘How Children Took Power,’ hits back at Sweden’s child-centric ways.Blahd by Blahd

Ian Bald, 42, an American information specialist living in Sweden with two children, agrees that Swedish kids have less fear of adults and more power over decisions than he did as a child. But, he says, “I think it’s good that kids don’t live in a culture where they have this fear of being yelled at for small stuff.”

Swedish-school results have been falling in international comparisons and Swedes look enviously at countries like Finland, which has more discipline in schools and where teachers retain an old-school authority they have lost in Sweden. The Swedish minister of education is calling for more discipline in schools.

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