Kids get eyeful of parental misbehavior
More than 20 percent of Chinese parents frequently misbehave in front of their children, including being dishonest, impolite or disobeying rules in public, according to a new report. The report, which was released on Sept 26, was based on a survey of more than 112,000 fourth-grade students and more than 74,000 eighthgrade students in 2017 by Beijing Normal University. Questionnaires were also sent to more than 31,000 teachers. More than 40 percent of fourth-grade students surveyed said their parents have broken promises; the percentage was even higher for eighth-grade students, at 63.7 percent. A smaller number of fourthgraders (13.7 percent) and eighthgraders (18.4 percent) said their parents break promises often. Twenty-eight percent of fourth-grade students said their parents have cursed in front of them and 31.5 percent said they have seen their parents quarrel with others. For eighth-graders, it was 44.4 percent for cursing and 33.3 percent for quarreling.