Source: People's Daily
A woman in Wuhan has reluctantly aborted her second child as her daughter threatened to kill herself if she carried the pregnancy to full term, Shanghai Daily reports.
44-year-old Xiao terminated her pregnancy on January 15 and was said to have been ‘in tears’ before the procedure. She made the decision after her 13-year-old daughter, who Xiao describes as “the princess in our family,” threatened to commit suicide by jumping off of a building if Xiao gave birth to a second child.
Xiao and her husband Wang, initially believed that she was joking, but began to take her threats seriously after they found a knife in the girl’s room and evidence of self-harm.
This is a more extreme case of the ‘Little Emperor’ phenomenon that has emerged as a result of the one child policy. The phrase describes the post-80’s and 90’s generation of young people who have been enjoying special attention and status as only children- a status that will no doubt be rocked now that China’s new birth control laws have come into effect.
Source: Shanghai Daily
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The value of a human life in China...lol...For those who haven't heard of it for decades plenty of baby girls were killed (chinese culture --- no boys to carry on the family name has been a face losing thing for thousands of years) under the single-child policy. Coupled with the money culture the corpses were thrown onto highways to scam unlucky drivers for money. The parents in this case probably wanted a second child because the first was a daughter. Heck, someone should tell that brat she was lucky her parents didn't flush her down the toilet seconds after she was born!
Jan 21, 2015 10:55 Report Abuse
Always the victims, always the downtrodden. Western people also live under extreme pressure but it doesn't turn them into spoilt, sulking little brats. I guess your definition of "pressure" is being spoilt mindless and getting everything you want.
Jan 20, 2015 10:39 Report Abuse
Of course everyone have pressure, it's not special to China. Having pressure does not mean you have to yield every time you feel under pressure. If saying "no" to a kid is too much pressure, you are going to be a push-over your whole life. A kid needs boundaries, it's the role of the parent to define those boundaries, and it takes some courage to enforce. If your heart is broken because your kid is throwing a tantrum, your kid will grow without self-control and emotional maturity. This article is an extreme illustration of this, 13 years old and already a sociopath. If you everything is "pressure", you'll be a victim all your life. Or do you feel comfortable being a victim and never blaming yourself ?
Jan 20, 2015 11:38 Report Abuse
Agrred, they should have called her bluff, it would have been a win/win situation. Someone who is willing to kill a sibling for extra attention isn't going to care for her elderly parents when they need her. I can imagine it now. "Daughter, you have to pay for the medical treatment of your mother. She will die without it." "If I do that i won't be able to afford the new iphone 20. Mother's old anyway, who cares"
Jan 19, 2015 19:58 Report Abuse
Completely abnormal! I'd say this girl is a spoiled little brat. But the Chinese have created this "little emperor" syndrome, so they only have themselves to blame. Furthermore, there is basically no such thing as psychological treatment in China - so that's a double whammy.
Jan 19, 2015 19:44 Report Abuse
Oh for goodness sake, so much of what goes on in this country isn't normal. Normal for them, but not for us. And the day anyone tries to change the status quo around here will be the day he/she, their family and friends will go missing. The government likes the status quo.
Jan 19, 2015 21:11 Report Abuse