This is supposed to be good for children - no kidding

Children taking part in military-style training in snowy Nanjing, Jiangsu province, on Monday. The session was organised by entrepreneur He Liesheng, whose extreme parenting skills have earned him the nickname "Eagle Dad", in the vein of Chinese Amer
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Children taking part in military-style training in snowy Nanjing, Jiangsu province, on Monday.

The session was organised by entrepreneur He Liesheng, whose extreme parenting skills have earned him the nickname "Eagle Dad", in the vein of Chinese American "Tiger Mum" Amy Chua.

Mr He favours exposing children to the winter chill to toughen up the next generation.

Four years ago, he was at the centre of a massive online controversy after he made his barely-clad son, then aged four, run in New York City's freezing February weather, China Daily reported.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 03, 2016, with the headline 'This is supposed to be good for children - no kidding'. Print Edition | Subscribe