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    What does the future hold for your kids?

    Just a quick question to all the folks raising kids in Thailand. Do you worry about the work/career options that will be available for your kids when they get older.

    Do you plan on returning to your native country when it comes time for them to go to university? Do you have dual citizenship for them? Do you expect that they will look for work in your home country or do you think they will remain in thailand? What prospects will they have in thailand if they decide to stay?

    Just curious because this would be a thing I would worry about if I was raising kids in thailand.

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    That's one of the reasons I didn't raise my kid in Thailand :smile:
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    Do the kids in her English school torment the child in any way? Kids can be cruel.

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    My kids are both dual citizens and I will 100%, absolutely...be taking them for schooling in Canada when my youngest is Kindergarten age.

    Outside of International School perhaps, schooling your kids in Thailand is arguably a form of child abuse/neglect...



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    as teachers, are we then child abusers?

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    If you select the right school and monitor what is going on I believe Thai schools are fine. Mine are in Por 3 and are now completely bilingual. Reading, writing, and speaking. But I would not let them study in a Thai school for Maytayom. So I do believe I am moving back in 3 years or so.
    It would cost me a million baht a year for them to go to a top international school, so I will use that money to cover the cost of a new house in America.
    Not looking forward to it. But its something I have to do.
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    No plan a bout kids :smile: I don't want to get married and I don't want any kids at the moment.

    So... tung yang tung yang hehehehehehe...

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    theent01 wrote:

    as teachers, are we then child abusers?
    We farangs are a small part of the Thai school system and are hardly an engine of any sort. I think the blame for the corrupt and inefficient educational non-system lay primarily with the Thais.

    It's their country; they are the bosses. And they are even the majority of the employees...



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    PS. I think possibly only farang teachers can know how bad it really is. It's probably worse than many people looking in from the outside think it is...
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    With me as a Dad.....what's he got to worry about

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    Very good question, I know alot of people who have kids here are asking themselves the same thing.
    The prospect of finding a highly paid job would depend on alot of different factors but I would prefer my son to work either back in the UK or more likely another Asian country which could offer both a good standard of living meaning they could afford to travel abroad without restrictions etc.

    If you select the right school and monitor what is going on I believe Thai schools are fine. Mine are in Por 3 and are now completely bilingual. Reading, writing, and speaking. But I would not let them study in a Thai school for Maytayom. So I do believe I am moving back in 3 years or so.
    It would cost me a million baht a year for them to go to a top international school, so I will use that money to cover the cost of a new house in America.
    Not looking forward to it. But its something I have to do.
    Total agree with the above from Aging one and this will be likely my plan of action.
    Do the kids in her English school torment the child in any way? Kids can be cruel.
    Interested in an answer to this quote???

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    I don't have any children yet... but my wife and I will in a few years most likely. Early years should be fine in the 'right' school, but after that I don't know. Going back to the US for high school has its pluses, but how will my kids be received in such an environment? And what work can a (roughly) 50 year old man do after being in Thailand for 20 years? Alas such questions cannot be answered now; we'll have to wait and see.

    But I would not let them study in a Thai school for Maytayom.
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    Why worry there will always be bars, brothels, massage parlors in Thailand.

    For a half/half the price will be more so you can look forward to a steady income of around 60-90K a month. More if they go into the movie end of the business!





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    I suppose if you have a girl you can command a rather large sinsot from the family. If you are lucky it might be a nice Hi-so type that will take care of you into your old age.

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    I don't have any children which I recognise... but if I do one day I think I'd send them to live with my mum for the Prathom years and go to a state school in England and then bring them back all ready to sit their university entrance exams.

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    You would have them go to uni here mad dog?
    and then bring them back all ready to sit their university entrance exams.

    Dong I will probably teach. But there are other options. Trust me I am not going to make a move one until I am sure of their and my future.
    In the last few weeks an option has arisen to go back to the mid east that I am considering. But it seems much too good to be true.

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