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Professors disdain doting parents

‘MA BAO’:The dangerous culture of treating children like the ‘jewel in mom’s eye’ is churning students who are spoilt and have much growing up to do, the academics said

By Jason Pan  /  Staff writer, with CNA

Chiu suggested that from elementary school on, parents should learn to allow their children to gain the experience of solving their own problems and discovering new ways to deal with life’s challenges.

“Do not carry the school bags for your kid. Let them carry it, so they know how heavy it is. This way, the kid can learn to manage how many books and supplies to bring each day,” he said.

“There is no need to pack each day of the week full of activities, skills learning courses, or cram school classes,” Chiu said.

“Parents should allow time for their kids to play and to explore on their own, so the kids can find their own interests, and enhance their own motivation for learning,” Chiu added.

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