This Asian Country Drafts Law That Directly Punishes Parents When Their Children Misbehave

China has reportedly drafted a new law that seeks to punish the parents in lieu of their misbehaving children.

Under the Family Education Promotion Law, parents will be reprimanded and taught the “family education guidance services” by their child’s school when their child is found exhibiting “very bad behavior” or is convicted of crimes. If the parents fail to correct their child’s behavior, they will then be ordered to undergo family education guidance training.

“There are many reasons for adolescents to misbehave, and the lack of or inappropriate family education is the major cause,” said Zang Tiewei, a spokesman for the Legislative Affairs Commission in the NPC, in a report by Reuters.

The drafted law also states that the parents are responsible for teaching their children values like “to love the [Communist] party, nation, people, and socialism,” “to respect the elderly and care for the young,” and “to be thrifty and frugal.” Parents must also allot time for their children to rest and exercise.

China has been introducing a number of rules for its citizens, particularly its youth, in the past months including a new rule that only permits children under 18 years old to play computer games for three hours a week, and a ban on broadcasting “violent” and “vulgar” children’s television shows.

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