Bangkok Podcast: Raising Kids in Bangkok

2017-10-18T21:48:01+00:00

Bangkok Podcast 65: Raising Kids in Bangkok

We get a lot of questions from expat parents and parents-to-be about what it’s like raising a family in Bangkok. Since Tony and Greg are little more than man-children themselves, we brought Jack Prinya on the show to talk about just this thing. Radio host, MC, actor, and father to three little boys (triplets at that!), Jack has an intimate knowledge of the challenges that raising a family here brings.

Many of us were raised in towns or cities where we’d leave in the morning on our bikes and come home for dinner, but Bangkok’s not like that. Jack tells us where he takes his kids for some R&R, the challenges of letting them run around in one of Bangkok’s few parks, and a few suggestions on where to take them if you want a day out of the city. He also tells us about how he pushes back against the ‘over-coddling’ that is so common in Thai culture, and tells us just how different triplets can really be.

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3 Comments

  1. Brook August 8, 2011 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    My wife and I just had our first child here in Bangkok and I really appreciated the podcast this week. It’s good to know there are things around to do. I grew up in rural Indiana where I could go out with friends in the morning and explore/play/fight until it was dinner time without anyone getting too worried about any of us.

    I’d love for my daughter to be able to have a similar experience, but I’m just not sure Bangkok is the place for that in the long run! Ah, well, I guess Lumpini and Central World will have to do…

    • Tony August 8, 2011 at 8:10 pm - Reply

      Congratulations on your first child! If you go to Lumpini watch out for those monitor lizards!

  2. Diana Grant December 30, 2011 at 11:32 pm - Reply

    Raising kids is never easy and people are already aware of it especially the parents… Thanks for sharing this podcast BK..

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