Children Raised in Some Different Ways in China
In the old days of China, boys and girls were treated unequally. In most people’s minds, having boys was much better than having girls in their families because boys could work harder than girls to maintain families. Now, in China, people’s minds have changed. Boys and girls have an equal status. However, because boys and girls have different personalities and different thoughts, they are raised differently in some ways such as care from home and education from school.
Boys and girls are most familiar with their homes, where they can receive love from families, get meals, and have sleep. However, they are raised in different ways at home. Boys have more freedom. They can go outside freely. When they come back home late, they are just questioned “where did you go?” by their parents, and then no more questions are asked. Parents always encourage boys to be outgoing and independent. The reason for people to do that is boys have much stronger bodies. That is also one reason for more parents send their sons to study abroad rather than sending girls. Even though lots of Chinese girls study in Concordia University, most of them have relatives here. In contrast, girls are physically a little weaker than boys in general, which leads parents concern more about girls’ safety. When girls wish for going out, they are always asked lots of questions by their parents; for instance, where is she going? When will she be back? Which friends will she be with? Most parents will tell them that they do not come home late. Unfortunately, if a girl goes out to play and comes home very late, she will have a long conversation with her parents about her safety and her problems since most parents hope their daughters are in safe and be gentle.
Schools are boys and girls’ second “home”, where they spend lots o