Originally Posted by nyuk nyuk
Back when parents were considered solely responsible for the child and were expected to raise children in marriage, we didn't have such massive problems with delinquency and poverty. Coincidence?
Going over the entirety of human history, it's only recently that the two biological parents were considered those solely responsible for childrearing.
It used to be that grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, older children and others would assist in that work.