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Chinese childcare blogger apologises for ‘home alone’ punishment

A preferred Chinese language childcare blogger has apologised for leaving her six-year-old daughter alone at dwelling to punish her whereas the remainder of the household visited an amusement park.

Zou Yue, also referred to as Zhou Yueyue, stated she had needed to show her daughter a lesson about ending her homework on time, however apologised to her 1.5 million Weibo followers after her “tiger mom” type of parenting triggered a public outcry.

The cartoonist and mom of three, who relies within the southern metropolis of Guangzhou, stated she now felt ashamed of what she had finished and needs to be selling “appropriate parenting methods”.

She continued: “I had a frank and good dialog with Xiaomi [her daughter] afterwards.”

On Saturday, the complete household went to Chimelong Ocean Kingdom in Zhuhai metropolis apart from Xiaomi as she failed to complete her “examine duties” assigned by her mom earlier than they set off, in keeping with a since-deleted put up by Zou.

She was left alone from morning till midnight, when her father drove again dwelling to choose her up after she completed the duties plus further assignments given by Zou as punishment.

The daddy took her to the park on Sunday solely after she completed a brand new day’s project, and he or she “had an excellent time in Chimelong”, Zou wrote.

“Earlier than returning dwelling, she advised me, ‘I received’t waste time in future. I can solely play after ending my examine duties’,” Zou stated.

She stated earlier than leaving her alone, she taught the woman how one can boil water and cook dinner prompt noodles. She stored monitor of the woman by means of distant surveillance and stated a home helper and neighbour would have been in a position to assist if wanted.

She solely agreed to choose Xiaomi up when the woman bought scared at evening and completed the assignments.

Many Web customers criticised Zou for placing the woman in peril and setting a really dangerous instance for different dad and mom.

Some are also involved about potential psychological injury to the woman. “She could not bear in mind how enjoyable Chimelong was when she grows up, however she’ll undoubtedly bear in mind the concern of being deserted at dwelling on their own,” one person wrote.

“I’m very disenchanted that many moms really supported her. In the event you’re like her, you’re pushing away the one who loves you unconditionally,” one other stated.

Chinese language legislation doesn’t specify how previous kids have to be earlier than they’re left at dwelling alone. – South China Morning Put up

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