Sunday, September 26, 2010

Helicopter Parenting à la Chinoise

Wuhan University (image courtesy of home.olemiss.edu)

Apparently a Chinese university is catering to parents in a BIG way. They are finally getting their own dormitory.    This is according to the ever-amusing column, "It must be true...I read it in the tabloids" from the wonderful magazine, The Week.  Allegedly, Chinese parents hover even more than their occidental counterparts because of the national "one-child policy".  Some one and only children are accompanied to university by their parents who heretofore have slept in their child's dorm with them. A university spokesman was quoted as saying that the new digs will allow them to wash and eat! Guess they don't have a meal plan.


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