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Delinquency Child Development

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Juveniles are strange creatures. Their attitudes and hormones being running rapid at an early age, however the part of the brain that controls decision making the prefrontal cortex does not reach its full potential until an estimated 25 years of age (Aamodt, 2011). Meanwhile, there are juveniles immersed in conditions where delinquency surrounds their environment almost on a consistent basis. Therefore, it is not surprising when a juvenile may dabble or become fully integrated in delinquent activities. Presumably, the juvenile’s family structure plays a lead role in whether the child’s behavior will stay on the straight and narrow or wonder down the path of despair. Of course, many factors inside that structure can influence the journey and shift the direction along the way. Presently, single parent homes, discipline inside the home, and the overall quality of the home life are contributing factors on that journey into adulthood and can easily sway a…show more content…
Homes that shower children with guidance, love, attention, encouragement, and values found to be positive among the members of society are more likely to lead lives with favorable outcomes. Parents teach their children how to interact with others through the behavior that they exhibit, if you do not want your child to steal from a store, do not take your child with you while you steal from a store. If you do not want your child to make fun of someone with a disability, then do not make fun of someone with a disability. If you want your child to be respectful of others and to love their family unconditionally, then you must do the same. Being involved and creating a space of safety away from all the negative influences of the world is the best gift you can offer a child in a world where delinquency lurks around every
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