Thu Vân One year go, to this day, I was shivering in fury, agony and disbelief as I wrote an editorial about three kindergarten caregivers slapping the faces of 3-5 years old toddlers, even throwing them up in the air in anger. Today, those feelings are back in full force, and I still can’t control the shivering and the emotions. This time, it is a sixth grader in Quảng Bình Province at the receiving end of violence. In some ways, this is even worse. It was not an adult beating up a child, this time, horrific as that is. This time, an adult got the kids to be violent. Yes, this bears emphasising. An adult, a teacher no less, got her students, sixth graders, to engage in violence on their friend and classmate. The teacher forced the sixth graders to slap one of their classmates 10 times each, and the kid was slapped a total of 231 times for allegedly using foul language in class. Why 231? Because the crime had been “upgraded” to a higher … [Read more...] about We have been slapped. How do we turn the other cheek?
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Trần Phương Lan and her adopted son Nguyễn Hồng Vũ, known as Kem. Kem suffers from a severe case of EB and needs round the clock care. — Photo Paul Kennedy Viet Nam News Trần Phương Lan has always cared for children with needs. However, one child she came across seemed to have extremely special needs. The little boy had a skin disease that caused him to come out in blisters and need lots of care. Trần Phương Lan took her home to be her own child, even though she is a single parent. by Khoa Thư HÀ NỘI — A phone call to Trần Phương Lan from the National Children’s Hospital four years ago would change her life forever. Lan was volunteering helping children who suffer from epidermolysis bullosa (EB). This disease affects the skin and causes sufferers to have intense blisters all over their bodies. Children who are born with the condition are known as … [Read more...] about Mother helps child with needs