By James Gant For Mailonline
Published: 02:08 BST, 2 October 2019 | Updated: 02:10 BST, 2 October 2019
Antisocial behaviour of children with attachment problems to their fathers costs society £12,700 more a year than those with stable relationships, a study has found.
Researchers from King's College London also discovered those with insecure attachments to their mothers cost a third more than those with secure relationships - an average of £3,500 a year.
The costs were due to more meetings at school, more referrals to social services, and more appointments with NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.
Scientists said there was a strong case for boosting parenting classes to improve family ties and reduce social costs.
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