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The children come to art class relaxed, in the late afternoon. Before beginning a new project, they prepare with meditation. I ask them to think about their dreams. Once they open their eyes, we encourage them to draw their dreams with just a pencil and paper. They can then move around our spacious living room...
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The Beginning of a New Day

My alarm clock rings at 4:45am. I jump out of bed immediately and, within 15 minutes, am showered and dressed. I can’t be late for my first meeting. At 5:35am, my car pulls up to gates of Baan Oun Rak. I sprint up the stairs toward the third floor, the children's room. Pap, the...
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Back to School

This story may seem like a typical day for most children. But at Baan Oun Rak, these normal activities are considered part of recovery. For many children, before coming to the treatment shelter, their development involved little discipline and care. Most of their parents were negligent and didn’t teach them basic chores like...
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