This article really paints Sweden as the big bad country and the parents as “innocent”, they hit their children for gods sake and they knew it wasn’t legal. When you move to Sweden you go through a small education, about the languages and the culture in Sweden. They did know, and if they skipped the education it’s their own fault. Obviously, the parents have done more than strike one of the children on his hand, they wouldn’t put them away only for that. The children have told the police their parents use violence in their upbringing, that means they were hit more than ONCE. Violence against children is seen as an extremely severe thing. If a child comes up to a teacher and say he is sad because he was hit you better believe the teachers call social services. Don’t say you were hit as a child and not affected by it. I was hit too, it didn’t hurt me physically, but it scarred me. I still get sad when I think about it.