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Chinese boy watches TV ‘too much,’ gets punished with all-night TV binge

  • An unnamed 8-year-old boy from Hunan province in central China was forced to pull an all-nighter watching TV by his parents as punishment.
  • The boy’s parents asked him before they left their home to finish his homework and be in bed by 8:30 p.m., but instead of doing his tasks, the boy chose to watch TV.
  • By the time they arrived home, the boy immediately went to bed, but his parents noticed that he did not do any of the tasks they asked of him and dragged him out to the living room to punish him.
  • He was made to stay up all night, with his parents taking turns watching over him, and was only allowed to sleep at around 5 a.m. the following day.

An 8-year-old Chinese boy from Hunan province in central China was reportedly forced to watch television all night by his parents as punishment for not finishing his homework and watching too much TV.

The boy’s parents asked him to finish his homework and go to bed by 8:30 p.m. when they left their home, but instead of complying, the boy chose to watch TV instead of doing his tasks or showering.

Rise of growth hormone use on children in China alarms health experts

growth hormones
  • Chinese health experts are raising concerns about the growing interest among parents to use synthetic human growth hormones on their own children.
  • The injections produce bone growth and development, and are supposed to be prescribed to children with certain medical and health conditions.
  • Annual treatments for growth hormone powder injections can cost almost 19,000 yuan (approximately $2,600), liquid injections cost around 42,000 yuan (approximately $5,800) and long-acting injections cost about 196,000 yuan (approximately $27,000), all of which usually take two to five years to complete.
  • Health experts cautioned parents against the treatments as they are not guaranteed to work and may even cause adverse reactions, such as an accelerated puberty development and growth plate fusion.

Chinese health experts are raising concerns about the growing interest among parents to use synthetic human growth hormones on their children.

Local media outlets cited by The Epoch Times reported that the Beijing Children’s Hospital had almost doubled its endocrinologist consultations since July, over 90 percent of which were parents inquiring about their children’s height. In some of the cases, the parents even ask the specialists directly to inject their children with “height boosting shots.”

Parents in China shave their heads, donate scalp tissue to help son recover from severe burns

Chinese parents donate scalp tissue
  • A Chinese mother and father shaved their heads to donate scalp tissue for their infant son after he was badly burned by a burst water heater pipe.
  • On the night of July 30, a solar water heater pipe in the family’s home burst. and hot water splashed on the infant.
  • The 1-year-old boy sustained burns to 46 percent of his body as well as burn shock and a serious infection.
  • The infant was taken to the hospital in a coma and was transferred in mid-August to another hospital for skin implants using donor scalp tissue.

 A 1-year-old boy in China has undergone two successful surgeries for his severe burn wounds after his mother and father shaved their heads to donate their scalp tissue. 

On July 30, a solar water heater pipe burst in the family’s home at night, and hot water splashed onto the infant, named Kangkang. He suffered burns to 46 percent of his body and sustained burn shock and a serious infection. 

‘Chinese Parents’ Game Lets You Experience Living Like a Chinese Kid

Simulation games are fun as this genre lets you experience what it feels like to live a different life including what it’s like to be a Chinese kid who is preparing to face his/her ultimate challenge: the Gaokao.

In the indie-realistic life simulation game “Chinese Parents,” published by Coconut Island Games, you’ll play as a kid born to an ordinary Chinese family, according to the Steam listing.

Rich Chinese Parents Spend Almost $100 an Hour to Teach Their Kids ‘Western Etiquette’

Chinese parents from the wealthy demographic are spending hundreds of US dollars to enroll their kids as young as six in western etiquette classes believing that this could give them a good start in life.

These lessons are being provided by Guillaume de Bernadac, a self-styled French doyen of etiquette in Shanghai, according to AFP via South China Morning Post. De Bernadac arrived in China as a student and founded his company, Academie de Bernadac, in 2014.