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Taiwan children find it difficult to communicate with their parents: Child Welfare League Foundation

Taiwan children find it difficult to communicate with their parents: Child Welfare League Foundation

Taiwan children got a 77 average score in terms of happiness, finishing last behind 41 member countries of Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), according to a survey last year, the Chinese-language United Daily reported Monday.

The survey conducted by the Child Welfare League Foundation (CWLF) shows that children in Taiwan only feel intermediate-leveled happy.

Joyce Yen Feng, the CWLF President pointed out that children’s problems were mostly caused by an imbalanced parent-child relationship in recent years. Children feel being over-controlled by parents tend to restrain inner feelings while children with careless parents grow up lonely.

Among all, the ‘family life’ item received the lowest score. Only 65% of children feel easy and comfortable to let their mothers know their worries and the number drops to 50% in case of fathers, the report said.

The CWLF also pointed out that only 70% children and their parents frequently have dinner together, falling behind 79% in OECD member countries as average.

Parents being stingy with compliments is possibly one reason for children feel unhappy in domestic life. The survey result discloses that only 40% parents compliment their children while 20% children suffer frequent beat and scolds from parents.









Updated : 2021-05-16 21:02 GMT+08:00