My comment to the article discusses why the political development in Norway has squeezed the family. As well as what is about to happen.
In Norway we have a nasty tradition of "goodness" in the service of moralism.
This tradition has united with some newer "phenomena". Leftists believe it to be liberating for women to work in the enormous public sector that Norway has got. Jobs make us world champions in "women's liberation". It is a liberation of women that increases women's suicide.
The capitalists, on their side, need a work-force. Norway has since the 1970's had oil as an energy source and has also needed many jobs. This makes for a national economy forcing both parents away from the children. The family is placed under great pressure both as regards money and time. The latest from the circles of private industry is business organised as limited companies which make money out of the foster-child industry.
Between these two blocs in Norwegian politics, we find politicians with a strong belief in decentralisation policies. Agriculture needs support and receives important subsidisation from the state. In this perspective, the foster-home industry can be "useful" too, in that people in rural areas, including farmers, get an extra income from keeping other people's children.
The trade unions are strong in Norway, and defend the jobs in the foster industry.
The media asks public employees what is right in issues that come up. The public sector is sort of the holders of objective truth - in addition to being close politically to the unions and the party that has held most power after the second world war.
The families are run over completely in all this. A rule of expertise not based on scientific evidence, technocratic power, the power of economic capital, and the public sector, all de-contextualise the children from their parents. The children exist for the benefit of the schools, the psychologists, the child protection units, the foster parents, etc.
What remains to be done then is to muzzle the families' right to free speech. Our legislators are working on this already. I have taken up the issues relating to freedom of utterance in these articles:
The media gives victims of the social services “the silent treatment”http://www.pravasitoday.com/the-media-g ... rild-holta
The fight against freedom of expression by the state, the municipalities and the unionsviewtopic.php?f=56&t=8035