Six hundred teenagers found in New England’s prisons gave these startling facts as to why they were there:
Six out of ten had fathers who drank to excess.
Many had mothers in the same condition.
Three out of four were permitted by parents to come and go as they pleased. No parental oversight.
Seven out of ten had homes where no group or family activities were enjoyed.
And for all of them, no family altar, no Sunday School attendance.
- Encyclopedia of 7700 Illustrations, Paul Lee Tan
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