A Chinese couple punished their child for watching excessive television by forcing him to watch it all night. The punishment has left the internet divided.
The punishment was too harsh, and what if the boy starts to get used to staying up late? a social media user wrote.
By India Today Web Desk: A debate erupted in China over the issue of parenting after a couple in the country’s Hunan province forced their child to watch television the whole night as a punishment for watching too much television.
According to media reports, the child – left alone in the house by his parents – was given homework that he was supposed to complete it within a specified time limit.
However, upon returning home, the parents found the child watching television – which left them infuriated.
Later, the parents decided to punish the child by forcing him to watch television all night. Initially, the child was unbothered but got groggy late at night – unable to sit and watch.
“I had a similar experience. After taking our three-year-old son, who is a fan of KFC, to eat hamburgers and chicken for three days, now his enthusiasm has gone,” a social media user was quoted as saying by the South China Morning Post.
“The punishment was too harsh, and what if the boy starts to get used to staying up late?,” another user said.