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Who cares for 'left-behind' children?

(chinadaily.com.cn) Updated: 2016-06-04 09:39

richwood7 (US)

In Western society the children would move with the parents and attend a school close to where the parents live. I remember my family moved every 1.5 years as my father had a new job offer. And it was not just a few miles it was all over the USA. Alabama, to New Mexico, to New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Missouri, and then to Connecticut and I was nine in Connecticut. The parents are not irresponsible, the state should make efforts to allow the children to attend schools close to where their parents live and work.

Who cares for 'left-behind' children?

Qin Xiaohui, right, plays with other children in Balie village of Dahua Yao autonomous county, South China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region on July 5. Qin's parents are migrant workers and they leave him and his older brother in the village with the children's grandparents for long periods of time while they go to work. [Photo/Xinhua]

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