If a child isn’t doing their best at school, some parents might ground them or take their gadgets away. But throwing a child into a fast-flowing river because of bad grades seems one step too far.
That’s exactly what one pushy parent did in Chaozhou, south China’s Guangdong Province. The mother allegedly threatened to drown her daughter whilst dangling her above the water.
According to one witness named Mr Wei, the girl’s mother told onlookers that her daughter had threatened to commit suicide every time she tried to educate her, so she was teaching her a serious a lesson.
The woman then started shouting at passers-by telling them they don’t know how hard it is to raise a child, and asking what they would do if they were in her position.