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Absent parents hinder children's development

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If children are our future, what kind of future awaits us when we rob these children of the chance to grow up under the loving care of their parents? 

That is the question we should ask ourselves after a Unicef report released on Monday alerted us to the long-term effects of extended parental absence on early childhood development.

According to Unicef, more than 21% (more than 3 million) children in Thailand are living away from their parents, who have to work far away from home in order to make ends meet.

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