To cane or not to cane?

Parents in Thailand are split as to whether corporal punishment for their children is the right way to go. A recent survey of 999 Thai parents by YouGov found that two in five believe that physical punishment should be illegal, while another two in five believe ...

UN praises Thailand for strides in early schooling

The United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef), that works for children’s rights and development, has praised Thailand for its success in promoting early childhood education programmes. Keep reading ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Invest in Thai youth for the future

Thailand has made remarkable progress in social and economic development over the past few decades. But it still faces several challenges in ensuring that development gains are equally shared by all. In less than 30 years, the percentage of people living under the poverty line ...

Migrant kids get chance to blossom

Three years ago, Chit Ko, a son of ethnic migrant workers, almost had to drop out of school, after his parents asked their son to start working to support the family. If they had not changed their minds, the 11-year-old Chit Ko would have ended up ...

Dumrongkiat Mala

Don't leave refugee, migrant kids behind

Thailand has been a major destination for migrants and refugees for decades and now has more than 164,000 migrant and non-Thai students enrolled in schools and learning centres across the country. Keep reading ...

Latest tax break covers B60k of prenatal care, childbirth costs

The Revenue Department is letting individual taxpayers claim an income tax deduction for prenatal care and childbirth expenses of up to 60,000 baht per tax year, with retroactive effect from Jan 1 this year, according to a department announcement. Keep reading ...

Wichit Chantanusornsiri

Unicef seeks measures to improve lives of children on construction sites

Most of the 60,000 children living in camps at construction sites in Thailand have been deprived of a proper childhood, according to the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (Unicef).Keep reading ...

Rachanon Charoonsak

Children at risk of rabies– despite vaccinations – after savage attack by dog

Three children are at risk of rabies infections, despite being vaccinated, after a rabid dog attacked them in Samut Prakan province on March, 20 night.“The risk is particularly high when the victims receive several or severe bites,” Professor Thiravat Hemachudha, a prominent doctor and lecturer ...

The Nation Reporter

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