Spare the endless confinement, spoil the child, right? The AP reports that the 6-year-old daughter of Chen Guangcheng (陈光诚), the blind activist who exposed forced abortions taking place in Shandong several years ago, has not been allowed to break her house arrest to attend school. Chen and his wife and daughter have been under house arrest, known commonly as ‘Soft Detention’ (软禁), since Chen’s release from prison last year. For Chen’s daughter, the house arrest began on February 24th, shortly after a CNN crew attempted to visit Chen at his home in Linyi (临沂市), Shandong. Fellow activist He Peirong says the girl had her books and toys taken away, but was promised that a decision would be made by September 1st regarding whether or not she could attend school. Chen’s son is faring somewhat better as a current fifth grade student living with his grandmother, who he reportedly moved in with at an early age.