I still don't know how to handle this. They don't teach the elders of a scene how to handle the youth. I guess that's why it's so special when the kids latch on to someone and tell them they've saved their life. It's even more special when that person embraces and it takes them on as a band of misfits. There is no correlation between being able to play an instrument or sing and being able to handle someone else's problems.
It's hard to live in a society where Emo is a dirty word, yet that is what is stalking me at every turn.