Parenting

February 7, 201210 Comments

Video: Chinese Eagle Dad trains 4-year-old son to jog naked in NYC’s heavy snow

From Sina In a heavy snowstorm in the Flushing Chinatown area of the New York City where temperature plummeted to 13 degrees Celsius below zero(9 F), a 4-year-old boy who hails from Nanjing, China, was asked by his “Eagle Dad” to run while wearing nothing but a yellow underwear and sneakers. It was in the [...]

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December 7, 201113 Comments

"Why we don’t want our children to go to school in the U.S.?"

Via M4.cn An article on magazine Jinglue, cited by website M4.cn, details the thoughts of two parents, an American father and Chinese mother, of why they chose to emigrate to China for a Chinese-style education for their child. Below are some of their reasons alongside my commentary. NOTE: Of course I will be commenting based [...]

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July 12, 20117 Comments

Video: 7-year-old Chinese girl uses violence against cousin, cheered by father

(From People.com) Recently, a video of a 7-year-old girl bullying her cousin of the same age has become viral on Chinese internet. The girl’s father, who is the brother of the little boy’s mother, stood aside and cheered the girl, who had clearly gained the upper hand, while videotaping the entire episode. The girl, emboldened [...]

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May 2, 2011One Comment

Chinese child prodigy or dictator-to-be? 12-year-old boy draws national attention

Imagine a Chinese counterpart of Jonathan Krohn, who then as a 14-year-old wrote a book to define conservatism and addressed the Conservative Political Action Conference in 2009 was highlighted by media as a political wunderkind. This Chinese boy began to watch Xinwen Lianbo (prime time news on China Central Television) at the age of 2. [...]

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April 29, 20114 Comments

Picture of the day: Doting Chinese parents shower daughter with money on birthday party

April 27 is the 12th birthday of Wang Yanyan, who lives in Linfen of central Shanxi province. On that day, Yanyan’s parents held a lavish banquet in the city’s high-class hotel and hired professional party planning company to arrange the celebration. In addition to the delicacies and the grandeur, another superlative was dozens of origamis [...]

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April 9, 20117 Comments

Hong Kong sex ed illustration causes stir among mainland Chinese netizens

From NetEase “Where did I come from?” Whenever Chinese parents are asked this question by their kids, they have bones in their throats. Recently, a series of pictures of a sex education textbook used in Hong Kong were posted on China’s popular discussion forum MOP, which answers this question with simple language and illustrations. Many [...]

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February 11, 20114 Comments

New custom of Chinese New Year: marriage-forcing

Jing: During Chinese New Year, the most often heard question for Chinese young people: “Are you dating someone now?” The most often heard New Year’s wish: “Wish you could bring a date home next Chinese New Year.” The most often heard news from relatives: “Look, *** has a date now.” Families’ marriage-forcing (bi hun, 逼婚) [...]

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February 5, 20117 Comments

13-year-old theft addict handcuffed and leashed by parents

From NetEase On January 27 in Shanghai, Little Peng was chained to a chair by her parents in their mom-and-pop noodles making store. Little Peng is often chained 24 hours a day and is only let loose when she goes to the restroom in company with her mother. Talking about their daughter, the father and mother felt [...]

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January 27, 201126 Comments

Overseas Chinese students’ reactions to the “Tiger Mom” parenting controversy

Chia-fu: By far, I think it is safe to assume that the majority of MiniTofu readers have heard of the name Amy Chua, aka the “Tiger Mother”. (For those uninitiated, read here and here. ) As a frequenter to Chinese forums, I came across this interesting and quite provocative thread on MITBBS, a famous online [...]

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November 17, 2010No Comments

China’s census gives rise to paternity test, distrust; netizens’ comments and our thoughts

Original article here China’s census at the beginning of the month fueled a boom in paternity test. According to the Southern Medical University in Guangzhou, since October, they have given 260 paternity tests because of on account of requirement by family register, a surge comapred with three to five tests every month on average. Tai Yunchun, [...]

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