A professor at a prestigious Chinese university has gone viral after complaining about his daughter’s academic performance on TikTok, saying in a video that “his IQ is way lower” than his and that he “can’t do anything about it” .
The clip featuring Peking University’s Ding Yanqing – which he released in May – has received around 2 million likes and has also been viewed nearly half a billion times on the social media website. Chinese, Weibo, according to the South China Morning Post.
“I supervised her every day. But she still struggles to study. There is a big gap between her scores and those of the second-to-last student,” Ding reportedly said of her daughter, a student. at the bottom of his class at Peking University Primary School.
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“I’m lost: it’s fate. I can’t do anything about it,” he added.
The teacher reportedly said he used to force his daughter to study or do her homework in his office every day after school and everyone could hear the “screams and screams” coming from both during this. period. But he eventually gave up the “high pressure” methods after learning that his daughter had become anxious about her studies and was depressed, despite signs of academic improvement, according to the newspaper.
“My daughter is certainly not a wonderful child. Her IQ is much lower than the two of us,” Ding – whose wife is also a graduate of Peking University – said on TikTok, according to the newspaper. “I have no choice but to accept this fact. What can I do if I don’t accept it?”
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Ding reportedly said in a separate clip that his child was “mediocre” – but he agrees with that.
“No matter how exceptional you are, your child might just be an ordinary person. Recognizing this point is helpful for everyone,” the South China Morning Post said. “Parents should identify the unique qualities of their children in different aspects other than college education. They should find a suitable path for children to develop and help them in this direction.”
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