Deadly Bangkok mall shooting by child prompts question: Who takes responsibility?

Public shock and anger over October 3’s deadly shooting rampage at Siam Paragon has turned to consternation as people realize that the 14-year-old perpetrator cannot be punished. Thai law states…

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Expert’s advice to parents whose children fall victim online

Parents should hug and show love to their teenage children when they are desperate and cannot solve their problems, is the advice from Associate Professor Dr. Suriyadeo Tripathi, director of…

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A student steps over social distancing markers as they wait in line to undergo temperature checks as schools reopen due to the easing of restrictions after a temporary closure to combat the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus in Bangkok on February 1, 2021. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

Weekly antigen COVID tests required by private schools in Thailand

Several parents have complained about the costs of weekly antigen COVID-19 tests being required by many private schools, even though they are not mandated by the country’s Education Ministry. The…

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Parents of children at child development centres to receive 2,000 baht subsidy

The Thai cabinet approved a 1.32-billion-baht fund today (Tuesday) to help ease the financial burden of parents whose small children are receiving pre-school education at child development centres across the…

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A student undergoes a temperature check as schools reopen due to the easing of restrictions after a temporary closure to combat the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus in Bangkok. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Schools, students and parents not ready for online learning – Suan Dusit Poll

Most schools, students, and their parents are not ready for online learning, required by the COVID-19 situation, for a number of reasons, according to an opinion survey conducted by Suan…

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Most parents do not want their children to return to school yet

Over 70% of parents do not want their children to go back to school yet, as  COVID-19 infections are still rising, while 39% suggest the new school term be postponed…

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Parents in Mae Sot district rush to collect children from schools following reports of five new COVID-19 infections

All schools in the municipal area of Mae Sot district, in Thailand’s western province of Tak, were ordered closed again today, only an hour after the resumption of in-person classes,…

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Parents of AFS students to seek PM’s help to return their children to Thailand

The parents of about 200 Thai students, currently in the USA under the American Field Service (AFS) exchange program, will meet with Thailand’s Prime Minister and Foreign Minister tomorrow (Monday)…

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Parents of a Japanese tourist killed 12 years ago to meet Thailand’s Justice Minister

Japanese police, and parents of a Japanese tourist killed at Sukhothai historical park 12 years ago, are due to meet with Justice Minister Somsak Thepsuthin tomorrow (Wednesday) to follow up…

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Back-to-school spending headache: the cost of parenting

As millions of students are going back to school this month, parents are spending billions of baht to get their children ready for the new semester.    Several economic thinktanks…

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