What causes so many children from large families to gravitate towards juvenile d

  1. gmwilliams profile image80
    gmwilliamsposted 5 years ago

    What causes so many children from large families to gravitate towards juvenile delinquency?

    Studies have repeatedly confirmed that children from large families have very little to almost no parental involvement in their lives.They are left mostly with no adult supervision and to their own devices.As a result of being left to their own devices so to speak, they are more likely to indulge in more deleterious activities.There are stories of many children from large families who gravitated into such activities as a result of little parental supervision. Mark Wahlberg, youngest of 9,admitted that he was indulged in delinquent activities as a youth as did George Raft, one of 11 children.

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  2. jjackson786 profile image96
    jjackson786posted 5 years ago

    Lack of attention, at least in my honest opinion. Parents of large families are oftentimes unable to spend much quality time with each child; therefore, in some way, each child grows up lacking his or her parents' undivided attention. This is certainly not the rule for every large family, but I have seen such instances in my profession in which a child (usually the oldest of the family) will act out in an effort to be paid attention to.

    There is also the question of supervision. If a parent has younger children that require extra care and attention, the older children will oftentimes find themselves unsupervised. This could lead to the delinquent activities you described in your question.

    1. gmwilliams profile image80
      gmwilliamsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      A resounding yes.I personally know many oldest children in large & very large families as adults who are jealous of others who receive attention.At work, one woman who is the oldest of 8 kids regularly acted out in order to get sympathy&atten

 
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