Children and Problems Concerning Children: Maternal Deprivation

Pattamaporn Busapathumrong

Associate Fellow of the Royal Institute, Academy of Moral and Political Sciences.
Head, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Asian University.


The paper discusses children and their problems, particularly focusing on the problem of maternal deprivation, when it manifests itself in the form of child neglect and the less evident problems associated with children who live with their mother but still face the problem of maternal deprivation. 

Children who face problems of maternal deprivation may be helped by govern ment and non-governmental organizations. In Thailand, the assistance for children facing the problem of maternal deprivation has been addressed but should be further supported by social institutions, the government and non-government organizations. 

Key words: maternal deprivation, children and family, problems of children and family