(1) Give your child individualized attention and care. Children who do not receive individualized parental attention and care will seek it from outside sources and most of those sources aren't going to be positive.
(2) Nurture and encourage your children's passions intellectually, academically, and culturally. Children who are involved in constructive activities aren't likely to join gangs and/or indulge in destructive activities.
(3) Have intellectual and cultural paraphernalia in the home. Children who have books and other intellectual forms of stimulation in the home environment won't have the time nor the inclination to join gangs.
(4) Stress the importance of education and achievement to the child so h/she know that h/she has a positive future.
(5) Nurture and cultivate the child's sense of individuality. Children whose individuality are discouraged at home will seek ways to assert his/her individuality and oftentimes this action will be negative.
(6) Before having children, parents should be prepared financially, emotionally, and psychologically as to provide the best environment for their children to flourish in.
(7) Have smaller families(1-4 children). Children in smaller families have the most socioeconomic, intellectual, and cultural opportunities. They also have the most individualized parental attention and care. Children in large families(6-more children per family) don't receive the prerequisite parental attention. They are oftentimes left to fend for themselves which oftentimes result in negative consequences.