This dad made headlines after he shared this picture showing his hands bound behind his back to stop him hitting his son as he does his homework.
Mr Wu, from the city of Hangzhou in East China’s Zhejiang Province, said tying his own hands behind his back was the only way to ensure he did not smack his boy while helping him with homework.
The picture taken on the afternoon of 28th November shows Mr Wu helping his son prepare for his midterm exams.
He did not say who photographed him as he when his hands were tied to stop him from smacking his son.
He wrote: “A few days ago my child had his midterms.
“This is how I supervised him as he did his homework.
“I tied my own hands, so he’s fine.”
Mr Wu revealed his son is a fourth-year primary school pupil who has not been performing well at school.
He added: “I took the photo for a bit of fun, and I hope it encourages parents to relax a little.
“I started binding my own hands in March, so it’s been about half a term now. I still do it now.
“Why do I tie my own hands? Because my son repeatedly makes the same mistakes despite having it explained to him over and over.
“I get so angry that I feel like smacking him.”
Mr Wu said he tried incentivising his son by offering cash rewards for good academic performances.
He said: “But I’ve tried everything and he still hasn’t improved.
“When I really calm down and think about it, I feel quite sorry for him.
“Things are so competitive these days that he hasn’t had much of a childhood.
“In order to stop myself from wrongly harming my child, I decided to bind my hands with a piece of black string.
“By sharing the photo, I wasn’t actually telling other parents to do the same thing.
“I wanted to encourage discourse and let parents have a think themselves.”
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