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For the left-behind children surveyed by a non-profit organization named "On the Way to School", 7.7% have not got a chance to meet their parents within a year and 2.7% even did not have any contact with their parents for an entire year.
In 2013, the All-China Women Federation said that there were 61,025,500 left-behind children in China. According to the surveyed result listed above, there should be about 4,700,000 left-behind children who do not meet their parents within a year and 1,650,000 left-behind children who make no contacts with their parents for a whole year.
7,432 rural students from 14 provinces are involved in the survey on the psychological conditions of left-behind children.
For this organization, children are defined as left-behind children as long as one or both the parents leave their hometowns and go to other places to live. Thus, they discover that the ratio of left-behind children amounts to 38.8% among all those considered in the surveyed as a whole. (people's daily online)



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Why do you have to label them as "left-behind"? It's like what you do to the "left-over" women. You create problems where possibly none existed in the first place. There are many places in the world where children end up living with a guardian who's not their parent, even in the west. It's not a big deal.

A child will make it if they have just one person that loves them, and it doesn't matter whether or not that person is their parent. It's close-minded to think that only parents can raise their children. Some people are not fit to be parents though they have kids. So sometimes children are better off living with another person. The number of possibilities is numerous, and what happens to one child won't necessarily happen to another. You just can't judge them all with one brush.

Sure it is the parents' responsiblity first and foremost, but if they leave their children with another responsible and willing guardian, there's nothing wrong with that. Especially in a country like China where grandparents demand grandchildren. So since they want them so badly, they should help take care of them. Not seeing their parents in just one year is nothing. Don't create problems where none exist in the first place. Some people grow up not even knowing who their real parents are. I don't see you emphasizing their plight.

They are even calling the children "left-behind" even if they're living with one parent? That's insane. It's because the number is too small if you only count the children who are living with neither parents. The label is what will affect the children negatively, not the fact that they are not living with both parents.

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So please stop calling the children that.

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Look at the picture the Chinese people should be ashamed of themselves with the poor quality of education

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Life in the city with their parents is not necessarily better. If the parents are stressed out and stress is known to give people a bad temper, do you really think the children are better off in a household that will be screaming and yelling all the time? Do you really think if the parents are busy and tired working, they will have time to look after the kids even if they're living with them?

The kids will end up having to absorb all that negativity. Look at how often Chinese get violent, the kids might end up getting it too. Let the parents decide how they will live their own life and how they will raise their children, even if it means leaving the children with another. As long as it's not neglect and abuse, it's none of our business.

You just can't judge the situation so simply because it is not the same for all the children. But if you are trying to improve the situation where you want to unite the family, then that's a different story, but in which case you should not be calling the children "left-behind"...just say the family's split or something like that....But parents know best their own situation. And all normal parents love their young, and want whats best for them, so their decision should be respected. We can't just barge into their lives, call their children "left-behind" and tell them our way is better. Unless they come complaining to you because of the house registration system, but that's a different thing entirely.

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Post time 2016-6-29 06:22:47 |Display all floors
And there's nothing wrong with the classroom. Sure it's not colorful like what you get in the west. But a colorful classroom is not indicative of good teaching quality or a good teacher, which is more important than how materially rich the school is.

There are many advantages to living in the rural area, where children are free to run and play with nature. You live in a rich city, stuck indoors because it's too crowded and polluted to go outside. Is that necessarily better? So you can't compare these things so superficially. It's not necessarily better to take the kids to the city with you. Smart people can tell you that true education is achieved outside of school. Where there's a will, there's a way, and there are many, many ways to live.

The children living in the rural area where they are cared for and loved are doing fine--maybe even better than the children living with their parents in the cities. But if you suggest to them that they are left-behind and they believe you, then it's tragic, and it will adversely affect them for the rest of their lives. They might grow up hating their parents because of your suggestion. Do you really want to break families up like that? Leave them alone, and go work on something that truly needs to be worked on, like violence, or the bullying culture, or the distrust of fellow Chinese, or the fear and humiliating environment in the workplace. Only in an absence of such negativity, can the general Chinese spirit be raised and the Chinese people become happier.

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