Sunday 31 March 2013

Little Emperor In China By: Sherman Teo


For Chinese, children are an extension to the family line. On the other hand, American parents will usually nurture their child’s individual ambition and talent. The upper class Chinese parents are described to be over-protective, refusing to even consider the possibility of failure or adversity for their child.  ‘Little emperor syndrome’ is a social phenomenon in China attributed to the one-child during the Cultural Revolution. Chinese parents too hope their child succeeds, but what they really want is for their cute and dependent child to be always so.

In my opinion, I believe that this is all because the parents are pampering their children too much. Some of the Chinese parents cannot accept the fact of their child failing a single test. In China, there are families that only have one child therefore treating them as the emperor and allowing them to do whatever they wish.

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