Finding it a struggle to afford childcare? Why not take a leaf out of these Guangzhou parents’ book and simply chain your children to a wall while you’re working? That modern yoga-jamboree-kindergarten was just spoiling them anyway.
When reporters from the New Express Daily found the two children chained to a wall at a construction site in Baiyun (白云) in Guangzhou yesterday, they discovered that the parents were workers at the site. Every day the parents would come to work on the site, and every day they would chain both children to the wall. Several people in the area around the site started noticing the two children who were shouting and walking up and down in their little space, rubbing against the wall, and just generally looking bored. When the New Daily Express reporters started photographing the toddlers, they became quite camera-shy and smiled at the lens, and soon the young parents appeared.
The parents then told the reporters their story. Originally from Hunan, they brought their children along to Guangdong as they had no-one to look after them, and now they could not afford to put them in kindergarten. So to keep the children from running away or wandering into dangerous places, they decided to lock them up.
Namby pamby Chinese authorities are suggesting that chaining your children up is against the law, what next? Will we no longer be able to beat our children within an inch of their lives for failing to finish their vegetables? This country is going to the dogs.