BEIJING / NANJING - A man calling himself "eagle dad" recently stirred up a public controversy after he uploaded a video of his 4-year-old son, whom he had forced to run naked in the snow, to the Internet. The father He Liesheng, 44, considers himself a new Chinese parental archetype in the tradition of the so-called "tiger mom". "When the old eagle teaches its young, it takes the young eagles to the cliff side, beats them and pushes them to teach them to use their wings, and I believe I am helping my son in this way - to force him to challenge limitations and exceed his own expectations," said He.
There is also a "wolf father" in Hong Kong. The "wolf father" supports the "eagle dad" in Nanjing. Next? A "grasshopper grandmother"? What kind of grandmother would that be?