A woman dubbed as one of China’s “Internet Queens” has come under fire after letting her newborn follow her husband’s surname — a practice that has endured for thousands of years but is now being challenged by some in the country.
The criticism against Jiang Yilei, better known as Papi Jiang, reportedly comes from a number of “feminist warriors” who, according to one author, have a tendency to impose “extreme views” of gender equality on others.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his cabinet members have recently submitted a bill that makes it illegal for parents to hit their children when disciplining them, as the number of child abuse cases in the country rises.
According to NHK News, the bill was submitted by the Cabinet of Japan, which consists of many high-ranking ministers including the Japanese prime minister himself, on March 19. If passed, the bill would make it illegal for parents to enact corporal punishments on their children, which includes spanking children in broader interpretations.
A good dog is now going viral in China after being taught by the family’s father to watch over his daughter as she does her homework.
The dog was trained by the girl’s father, surnamed Xu, to put its front paws up on the table and watch over her so that she doesn’t get distracted when she does her homework every night, according to Shanghaiist.
Laura Tang’s father is not unlike most Asian dads who are less inclined to express their intimate feelings verbally.
As with most traditional Asian parents like him, however, what he lacks in constantly saying “I love you,” he makes up for with gestures of affection.
When it comes to strict parenting, Asian parents are probably at the top of the list. While they’re telling us not to go to any parties, drink and get any tattoos or body piercings, all they’re really doing is raising a whole generation of extremely sneaky children.
We asked Asians to reveal some of their biggest secrets or acts of rebellion they’ve never told their parents about. What they don’t know won’t hurt them, right?
EXCLUSIVE: Lil Tay’s Father Accused of Inappropriate Nudity, Abuse and Child Neglect in Court Documents
Infamous child star Lil Tay is back in the spotlight after recent allegations of child abuse against her father surfaced.
NextShark exclusively obtained the official statements that reveal details of this alleged abuse which involves inappropriate nudity, locking the child in a dark closet, forcing Lil Tay to watch gruesome horror movies and neglecting to feed her. We have confirmed that the email we received, along with the official court orders, affidavits, and other documents regarding the detailed accounts of this abuse have come directly from Lil Tay’s family and official management team.
A Chinese man desperate to have a son is now behind bars after selling his second daughter for 40,000 yuan ($5,740).
The man, identified as “Xiaohui,” sold his 10-day-old daughter to a couple in Hubei, over 1,200 kilometers (745 miles) away from their Zhejiang home in September.
A Singaporean couple posted an adorable technique to keep tiny children in sight while in an environment where they can easily get lost in a crowd.
By tying a helium balloon to their daughter’s hairband, the creative parents are able to keep track of their toddler while shopping at a Royal Sporting House warehouse in Singapore.
A single father in Thailand decided to wear a dress at his two sons’ school to become their mother for a day during a Mother’s Day event last week.
Widower Chatchai Parn-Uthai, whose children attend Wat Trai Rattanaram Charity School in Kanchanaburi Province, shared the heartwarming moment on Facebook.
A group of men in Jiaozuo, Henan Province, China tried to experience what it’s like to go through contractions during childbirth by using a labor pain simulator.
The video, published on Pear Video, shows a compilation of men strapped to a labor pain simulator as they try really hard to endure the pain of contractions at a clinic, Shanghaiist reported.
Editor’s Note: Katharine Chan is a Chinese-Canadian author, mother, and culture blogger behind the site Sum on Sleeve. The views expressed in this piece are solely her own.
While most video games allow gamers to experience what it’s like to survive an alien invasion or a military battleground, a new indie game is set to test one’s ability to survive Asian-style parenting.
Created by a pair of developers from China called Octopus Play, the game titled “Chinese Parents” puts gamers in the role of a Chinese boy trying to fulfill his parents’ expectations while growing up.