By Bryan Thao Worra
The best storyteller Xou Monyu ever heard was his father. As a professional Tcho-Tcho storyteller today, Xou Monyu learned many of his best lessons from him.
When Tcho-Tcho children required discipline in Laos, Xou Monyu’s father never yelled or threatened. He would instead say, “It’s time for a story. Once, there was a Tcho-Tcho who had a problem like you….” The children would then contemplate Monyu’s father’s words and
find the right solution from there.