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Yes, these children should have chosen better parents.

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Submitted by V. Arnold on

...and families here are way more involved than the west, especially America. My neighbors just had a baby and she's being raised by mom, dad, uncle, aunt, and 2 grandmothers.

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Submitted by V. Arnold on

...the entire country. But the N.E. is the poorest area of Thailand. The parents usually go back home during the many extended holidays here.

Submitted by lambert on

Sure, but 1/3 strikes me as a very high number. And if I were them, which granted I'm not, I'd be ticked to leave my kids behind to make a better life for them, then get called a stupid buffalo in Bangkok and have the same Bangkokians try to take my vote away.

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Submitted by V. Arnold on

...projected on eastern (Asian) culture. Many of the mothers end up on Soi Cowboy or the brothels of Pattaya and Phuket. The money can be enough to go back north and start a business in a few years. If they're lucky or clever enough, they get western husbands.
Nothing here is simple and holding Thais to western standards is just ridiculous and I might add, wrong.
As to 1/3? I question if that's accurate, but regardless, that area is very, very poor and I don't mean by western standards. I don't blame them.

Submitted by lambert on

... the daughters of Issaan. And I'm not saying they aren't treated with respect at home (as opposed to how they're treated by sanctimonious Bangkok hi sos). What I'm saying is that I'd be ticked, and I bet they're ticked too, at times. It's hard and dangerous work.