The Myth of Scandinavian “Happiness” and How Children Pay the Price For Radical Feminism by Mrutyuanjai Mishra

Regardless of where you stand on child protection agencies, with thousands of children being torn annually from their parents in Scandinavian countries, they can hardly claim to be the “happiest” in the world. Do we really have in Scandinavia a unique and historic case of parental dysfunction? Or are parents being misjudged by their system?
In this article, Denmark-based Indian journalist Mrutyuanjai Mishra claims that Scandinavia’s social welfare agencies are causing a human rights crisis with the systematic wrongful removal of children from parents. He argues that this state-sponsored child snatching is driven by an aggressive version of feminism that views the family as an outdated patriarchal institution which oppresses children who need to be “saved” by being removed from their parents. But the result has been the unfair targeting of the poor, the uneducated, migrants and, recently, fathers in general.

Is Attachment Theory Always Reliable as a Measure of Child Welfare? by Nandita Chaudhary and Heidi Keller

Professors Nandita Chaudhary and Heidi Keller question the application of Attachment Theory in the field of child development. They point out various settings in which the universalising methods and practices of Attachment Theory would not apply and would lead to an incorrect evaluation of there being attachment failure between a parent and child. This paper has important insights for child protection as Attachment Theory is a key tenet of modern child protection thinking. Child protection agencies are removing babies and toddlers by judging the attachment with a parent (usually the mother) to have ‘failed’ even where there is no actual evidence of harm to the child.