Families are very important in Thailand. Thai families are much closer than Western families and is a form of heirachy with parents at the top and children at the bottom. The father is considered the leader but the mother plays a significant role in managing finance. Children are taught to respect elders from a very early age. Childrenare given responsibilities depending on their age.
like the average child they go to school on week day and spend the weekend with family and friends, but some children choose, with the final decision made by their parents, to school on the week end too!