Effects Of Gangs On Single Parent Children

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The Effects Of Gangs on Single Parent Children Children are the future of our generation every child deserves a wonderful future filled with happiness and success. Growing up with just a single parent is hard for most children because of many factors some of which include lower living wages due to single parent income or not enough time being with family during a child 's critical years of growing. One of the main reasons children are often introduced to gangs is the lack of a fatherly figure in their lives a male figure who can care for them and teach them how to grow up. The absence of a stable male role model in many low-income households creates identity problems for males and gang members know and take advantage of these social issues. …show more content…
Many children growing up promise not to join gangs and many school programs help educate students but sometimes there are circumstances in which even those who thought they would never join a gang end up involved. Children prefer to not become a gang member but they cannot see any other way to avoid the situation, living in fear on a daily basis joining a gang often seems like a solution to their problems. or simply people who genuinely care) should provide positive love, encouragement, and support.

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