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Embrace the family spirit

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The upcoming long holidays to mark the Thai traditional New Year or Songkran festival are usually time for family gatherings, an occasion to show respect for one's parents and the elderly. 

It should also be time to ponder how social change — financial pressure during the economic downturn, more competitive lifestyles and ever-rising demands of modern living — are affecting our family values and how to keep this fundamental social unit from deteriorating.

Two news reports about parenticide — one occurring in March and the other just last week — have sent shock waves around society.

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