Skip to comments.Breivik’s mother ‘decided he was violent while breastfeeding (Norway)
Posted on 10/09/2012 8:12:26 AM PDT by marthemaria
Anders Behring Breiviks mother sexualized her four-year-old son and often told him she wished he were dead, according to child psychologist reports in a book on the Norwegian killer.
The reports also show that his mother became preoccupied with fears that he would assault someone. She saw him as an adult violent person, though he was only a small boy, said Aage Borchgrevink, author of A Norwegian Tragedy. She was afraid that he would assault people.
The psychologist reports show that Wenche Behring already felt that her son was aggressive, hyperactive and clingy when she was breastfeeding him. By the time he was four, she sexualized him, hit him, and frequently told him that she wished he were dead.
The mother and Anders sleep in the same bed at night with very close bodily contact, psychologists from Norways centre for child and youth psychiatry (SSBU) reported after Breivik and his mother spent several weeks there in 1983.
The familys neighbours had become worried about her inappropriate sexual behaviour. During the police investigation, the neighbours also said they had been shocked by the mothers sexualized language, Borchgrevink writes.
There was a lot of fighting in the apartment and they remembered sexual activity taking place while the children were in there. The report described Behring as a woman with an extremely difficult upbringing, borderline personality structure and an all-encompassing, if only partially visible, depression who projects her primitive aggressive and sexual fantasies on to him [Breivik].
The psychologists reported that she would frequently tell her son that she wished he would die. She shifts very quickly between speaking to him with a sugary voice and openly expressing a death wish, they wrote. When she smacked him in an attempt to exert control, the four year-old would taunt her that the blows did not hurt, smiling in a way she found condescending, inappropriate and derisive.
Borchgrevink, a novelist, has faced criticism in Norway for his decision to publish excerpts from the reports, with some accusing him of violating the privacy of Behring, who was admitted to a psychiatric ward the day after her son killed 77 people in his bomb and gun rampage in July 2011.
Behring was excused from testifying in the trial this summer on health grounds, and refused to give permission for the psychologist who examined the family in 1983 and 1984 to give evidence, preventing the information published last week from being heard in court.
After Breiviks father, Jens Breivik, lost a child custody case with Behring, social workers recommended that the boy still be removed from his mother to prevent more severe psychopathology from developing, but were ignored.
Borchgrevink said it was this that had convinced him he was right to publish. The fact is that he was actually caught by the system before the action in his childhood. He was within the system, but the system let him go.
Breivik was sentenced in August to 21 years in jail for his attack.
That guy is the poster child for capital punishment.
Which was cause, and which was effect? Hard to sort this one out after reading this.
Reminds me of the book “Defending Jacob.”
And here I thought Muslims caused the guy to go kill white liberals.
The mother and Anders sleep in the same bed at night with very close bodily contact, psychologists from Norways centre for child and youth psychiatry (SSBU) reported
This must be the new politically correct non-judgemental way of saying the Mom abused and committed incest with the boy. (shudder....)(Yet the good Norwegian doctors kept him with her?) Non-judgementalism has its terrible judgement.
In fact, he was born with a full set of teeth and was so aggressive that she considered giving him a Hungarian name ... Adir Titov!
maternal abuse is a common ingredient in the recipe for serious nuts who kill
Lucas and Manson come to mind immediately
I have spent far more time around criminal killers than the average freeper and can attest that the most common thing missing in any hardened killer or nutty violent person is that they have a severe longing for why they were not loved or wanted by their parents and especially the mother.
And if the mother takes it to the worst level sexually ..with boys...you can have dire consequence in the future.
On the other hand, sometimes bad people are unfortunately just born and occur even in the best of circumstance, something is simply amiss..like Dahmer.
or people make choices that are simply wrong or immoral and they rationalize it even when they know better
the human condition is imperfect
There are bad seeds.
Even if you’re a bad seed, though, with proper, vigilant parenting you need not end up in prison. I read a report (sorry, no idea where) that found that where some kids really do have a predisposition to criminal behavior, that can be turned around with persistent, firm, caring parenting. Biology is not destiny. But it can be a strong clue as to the kind of work the parents have to do.
I used to be a firm believer in environment over biology but through the years I’ve learned I was wrong. Environment can teach but it won’t change biology if the kid doesn’t want it to.
No, “sexualized” doesn’t mean she actually committed incest, just that her relationship with him was crossing some boundaries. Just sleeping in the same bed, cuddling every night could be “sexualizing” the child, or keeping them breastfeeding far past the appropriate age. Basically, it usually happens with single mothers who don’t have a loving partner, who start using their relationship with their sons to substitute for a healthy adult relationship.
Indeed. You can lead a horse to water...