He Lisheng still, apparently, has custody of his son Duoduo even after forcing the child to climb Mount Fuji for a stupid Diayu-island publicity stunt (only to get trapped there and rescued by Japanese authorities) and making him run naked in New York City snow. He’s latest attempt to ruin his son’s childhood came yesterday, when he forced the child to pilot a plane, solo, over Beijing.
He Liesheng describes himself as “Eagle Dad,” which will be all fun and games until the stunts he forces upon his son result in someone losing an eye/getting hypothermia/dying on Mt Fuji/drowning at sea/crashing a plane in Beijing. Global Times reports:
He Liesheng told the Global Times that he wants his son to become braver by flying a plane and develop his curiosity and desire to explore.
He was previously dubbed “eagle dad” for his strict parenting methods. In 2012, He made Duoduo run outside in the snow in New York wearing only his underwear. The temperature was 13 C below zero at the time. […]
Sun Yunxiao, deputy director of the China Youth and Children Research Center, disapproves of He’s education ideas. Sun noted that if the boy had encountered problems it could have impacted his entire life.
“We should not force children to do what they are not able to do. Children can benefit more from playing with toys or mud than flying a plane,” Sun told the Global Times Monday.