[LMB] Single children (Was China)

James Nicoll jdnicoll at panix.com
Thu Sep 6 19:34:43 BST 2007


On Thu, 6 Sep 2007, Laura Gallagher wrote:

> In China, you have a pre-existing heavy focus on the son, further
> focussed because a baby boy will be the ONLY focus of two parents,
> four grandparents, possibly up to 8 great-grandparents (or however
> many are still alive).  There's a lot of potential, I think, for
> insufferably spoiled boys.
>
 	When my niece was over there, the phrase that got tossed around 
was "a generation of emperors."



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