In particular, parents fail to establish the attachment, differentiation and triangulation needed to lead children to a productive and beautiful life in order to avoid delinquency.
Parents fail to establish a strong attachment with their children. Many parents nowadays are busy with their jobs, business, or simply their own life. They neglect their responsibilities to their children. Feeling neglected, children would turn to friends who could lead them to negative vices. Some are led to smoking cigarettes and marijuana, taking drugs, gambling, and developing voices. Before they knew it, parents would find the situation of their child already serious and irreversible. They have submerged themselves into drug addiction, and rehabilitation, along with family support, is the only key to stop the problem.
Neglect of children or the failure to establish a strong attachment with children should be avoided by every parent because such failure could lead to the failure to control negative behavior. According to Hoeve et al. (750), the level of association between parent and child determines the amount of support or control that the parent has on the child. Therefore, the stronger the attachment to parents, the easier the parent can influence a child to do good. Bowlby (--), Barnes and Farrell (---) and Simons et al. (---) report that poor attachment to parents is one of the root causes of delinquency. In his study of 44 cases of boys who had cases of stealing, Bobby found out a link between the symptoms of stealing and maternal deprivation and separation (Bretherton 781). In another study, Bowlby (cited in Simpson and Rhodes (167) found out that infants showed tension when separated from their mothers. Some even took a week to feel at ease with their mother when born in a hospital.
In a study by Canter (---), he noted a significant relation between single-parent families and delinquency. The absence of a father or a mother in the life of a child affected the emotional and social skills of a child, and the effect had an imprint on the way the person viewed society and rules.