In the video, the little boy runs towards his father, who is filming him, in thick snow with only his shoes and underpants on, at times crying bitterly and pleading with his dad to take him in his arms.
Web Storm: Chinese "Eagle Dad" Makes Boy Run Through Snow Nearly Naked
The unconventional parenting technique used by a Chinese man on his 4 year old son is grabbing headlines around the world. Look at this video, shot in New York City earlier this year and posted by the father. It shows four year old running through the snowy streets of New York at in just a pair underwear and sneakers. The 44-year-old father has called his parenting approach the "Eagle Dad" -- mimicking what eagles do train their young to fly by dropping them out of their nests. The father says he started using the techniques after his son was diagnosed with developmental issues after being born prematurely. The father claims the technique is working but online there has been a huge outcry with many labeling the video cruel.
Chinese Eagle Dad trains 4-year-old son to jog naked in NYC's heavy snow
World Wide Media:
China Daily Proud dad records 4-yr-old boy run in snow
Herald Sun Australia Online outrage as video shows boy, 4, forced to run through snow
ChinaSmack “Eagle Dad” Forces 4-Year-Old Son to Run Naked in the Snow
Asian Offbeat Nanjing Eagle Dad Forces 4-year-old Son to Run Naked in the Snow
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