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Chinese city implements virtual ‘parenting college’

The Chinese city of Hangzhou has applied a points-based virtual “parenting school” for fogeys of youngsters as much as 15-years of age, based on a report.

“According to an official notice by the Zhejiang Education Bureau last week, the Shangcheng district in the city of Hangzhou has been offering a digital ‘parenting school’ for the public since 2020 and hopes the new point system will aid their studies in the autumn semester this year,” The South China Morning Post is reporting.

Parents get hold of factors by finishing programs, and as soon as they attain 100 factors they get a star. Top achievers can acquire as much as 500 factors to grow to be 5-star mother and father.

The SCMP is reporting that the district has distributed a whopping 222,000 “parenting certificates” to high-achieving contributors in this system.

Reaction has been blended on China’s extremely censored Weibo social media web site. One commenter wrote that, “No one is born knowing how to be a parent, you should not stop learning.”

But one other consumer chimed in to say, “There’s no family education theory or specific methodology that can help you cope with your children throughout their lives. Even a professional educator or counsellor cannot master everything. What’s the meaning of a parent taking classes that scratch the surface?”

Although for now the college district says that oldsters can not fail the voluntary programs, and there’s no punishment for not finishing them, it additionally says that, “family environment and parents’ behaviour set an example for their children, so mastering knowledge and abilities of education within the family should be a mandatory class for all parents.”

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