Nearly 50 pct Chinese parents intervene in children's peer conflicts: survey
BEIJING, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- Nearly 50 percent of Chinese parents in a recent survey said they would step in if their children were involved in peer conflicts, according to a report by the China Youth Daily.
Meanwhile, 42.5 percent of the 1,973 respondents said their decision on whether to intervene would depend on the specific situation, while only 8 percent said they would keep out of their children's peer disputes, said the newspaper.
More than 67 percent of the respondents said it is imperative for parents to impart some social skills to their children facing peer conflicts, while 63.1 percent said parents should listen to their children and comfort them after conflicts, according to the survey.
The survey also found 37.6 percent of the parents preferred to negotiate with their counterparts to resolve conflicts between their children.
In the case of physical violence, 36.8 percent of the respondents advocated for their children to hit back, while 30.8 percent voiced opposition to such a response, it added. Enditem