It is made by Vive – The National Research and Analysis Center for Welfare.
Within the past two months, 12 percent of the children have been shaken, slapped, beaten or slapped, according to the parents’ own answers in a questionnaire.
This corresponds to every eighth child.
Children of parents who have immigrated to Denmark or who are descendants are at particular risk.
In those families, more than one in three children has experienced some degree of physical punishment. That is a high proportion, says senior researcher Signe Boe Rayce in Vive.
– It is important for a child’s development and well-being that it experiences the parents as a safe base where it can seek comfort and be accommodated – even when it feels angry.
– A harsh upbringing does not give the child that foundation, and it increases the risk of dissatisfaction, says Signe Boe Rayce.
One of the strongest advocates for the change in the law in 1997 was the then deputy chairman of the Children’s Council, Per Schultz Jørgensen.
For him, the study testifies to a failed integration, where many immigrants and descendants are outside the labor market and live in parallel societies.
– These are shocking numbers. We have to go back decades to find similar figures among Danish parents. Today, we take it for granted that parents bring up with kind and loving care.
– But there are new Danes who live in their own bubble. We have not understood how to convey the development that has taken place in the upbringing of children to them, says Per Schultz Jørgensen, who is a psychologist and professor emeritus in social psychology.
In the Children’s Council, chairman Agi Csonga notes that the vast majority of immigrants and descendants do not beat their children.
– But when there is still such a large minority among the ethnic minorities who do it, there is definitely a need for a targeted effort, she says.
She calls it a problem that the municipalities intervene less against violence in minority families than they do if the violence occurs in an ethnic Danish family.
– In cases where there is serious violence, there must of course be a hard fight, just as is done in Danish families, says Agi Csonka.
On the milder end, enlightenment and dialogue can be the way to go.
– Many come from countries where it is not forbidden to strike. That may be the way they themselves are brought up. They want to do it differently, but lack answers on how they do so.
– It is important to remember that it is not so many years ago that ethnic Danish parents called for the same answers, says Agi Csonka.
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