Yeah I think the world would be a better place if the parents cared more. If everyone had a mother home actually caring about them, they wouldn't be such bad apples. I'm not saying that everyone without one is bad because that's not true. I'm just saying a lot of the bad kids I know have parents that either are never home or just don't care about what their kids do. My two best friends, my fiance and I are the only people I know that have parents that aren't divorced, and we don't go getting drunk, doing drugs, and getting into fights and all that stuff. I think it has a lot to do with your parents. The parents need to know what's going on with their kids and if they're not home, they have no clue and therefore they can't set them right. However, there's those people whose parents really are into everything they do but they still turn out bad, but that's a small percentage most likely.
My mom doesn't work, she stays home most of the time, so she's around a lot. I don't mind it either cause she makes me laugh, lol.