Girl, 6, Calls Police Due to Extracurricular Classes

July 20, 2016  Editor: Joyce Dong

A six-year-old girl called the police and cried for help recently, because of the added pressure of extracurricular classes that her mother forced her into.

At noon on July 15, the police station received a call from a little girl, who cried, "Mr. Policeman, please help me.” She then hung up the phone, Chongqing Morning Post reported.

A policeman rushed to the site after locating the source of the phone call. He met with an adult woman and her daughter. The daughter had stopped crying and explained that she didn't want to go to extracurricular classes arranged by her mom.

"I have to get up so early to go to the classes; I don't want to go," the girl said.

The 40-year-old mother said the 6-year-old daughter just graduated from kindergarten and will go to elementary school this September. She felt a sense of pressure after she heard other parents said they encouraged their children to learn dance or piano in addition to regular classes.

The mother then put her daughter in three different extracurricular classes before primary school to learn piano, dance and calligraphy. At first the girl was excited, but she soon became exhausted and didn't want to go to classes. On that day, the mother got angry and beat the girl as she refused to go to class and wanted to play with her friends.

The policeman warned the mother after he learned what had happened. The mother said she would respect her daughter in the future and will not pressure her during her childhood.

(Source: China Daily)

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