Hi, In order to keep the kids joining from gangs, we need to follow the given points.
1) We need to spend our time with them in morning & evening hours, just as acting as a coach, practicing them different fitness exercises, sports, cycling & other activities.
2) In weekends conduct some painting, drawing, speech, quiz events, inspiring them to improve their skills.
3) Teach them the bad things & bad habits of street gangs, inspiring them hate such bad habits & activities & such type of gangs.
4) Join them in near by cultural activities, fitness, skills improving classes such that they feel themselves busy in their schedule while enjoying their education with all these things.
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(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.
Teach them what the Bible says based on the love we should have even for our enemies. This is a main teaching of Jesus that we should love and even pray for our enemies. Gangs would not exist because of the love and respect, we teach our children to have for others.
Simply provide your children with team sports opportunities and then allow them to become good at least in one sport. Indeed that will insulate them from gangs. Keep in mind I consider dance as a sport also. Irish step dancing served our daughters so amazingly and insulated them from many issues...
This won't be a politically correct answer but in my opinion the best way to keep kids from joining gangs is by not having them until you can afford to live in an upscale or safe neighborhood.
You never hear about gang issues in places like Newport Beach, CA, Laguna Beach, CA, Beverly Hills, Manhattan, The Hamptons, or lots of small suburban towns. Gang activity is usually found in impoverished areas. Be very selective about where you live!
Living in the worst house in the best neighborhood is better than living in the best house in the worst neighborhood.
For those whose ship has already sailed their only option is to do their best to keep them busy in positive activities (Boys & Girls Clubs, organized sports, medical explorers programs or similar educational type clubs that encourage education as a way to success, plant seeds of success in their heads by taking them to "the other side of town" to see how other people live and ensure them they can get there as well. Have them find a mentor or join a "Big Brother/Sister organization, visit college campuses.)
There are 24 hours in each day and you have to find something for them to do other than run the streets. However the best thing you can do is figure out a way to move into a better area.
In some instances parents instill more fear than the gang leaders. Strict disciplinarian parents have kept a lot of kids on a straight path.
Don't live in an area that has them! .................... ?
family bonding is important. A child who became astray is usually caused by family issues.
He would resort to joining gangs from meeting bad companies
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