UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Sweden’s opera singer Malena Ernman, mother of the famous eco-activist Greta Thunberg, in her new book spoke about her daughter’s difficult childhood and the problems she faced before leading the “School Climate Strikes”.
Excerpts of the work are published by The Guardian.
– She slowly disappeared into some kind of darkness … She stopped playing the piano. She stopped laughing. She stopped talking. And she stopped eating,” Herman wrote.
She remembered that at the age of 11, her daughter had suddenly lost ten kilograms in several months, had been silent for almost all the time, and had completely lost her appetite. When the girl finally managed to persuade her to return to school, she was bullied by both her peers and the school management.
After some time, Greta slowly began to regain normal weight and underwent an examination that revealed her highly functional autism, which her mother described as Thunderberg Asperger syndrome, as well as obsessive-compulsive disorder.
According to her, everything changed after during the lesson Grete and her classmates were shown a film about plastic pollution of the Pacific Ocean. The topic captured the girl, and she was seriously interested in environmental issues, while her peers did not cause a response from the video.
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