The communists were deeply against the family. They celebrated children who turned their parents in for anti-state dispositions.
Indeed there is an old communist/socialist adage that holds one must indoctrinate a child in socialism before he or she is too big to fit sideways on the bed. If they aren’t brainwashed into their love of the state very early the child’s love of family will take over.
Consider that for a moment.
There are many people in this country who abhor the family unit and are more than happy to see the family’s destruction as an informal institution.