My son was kind of caught up with some teen-aged kids who were going astray. I had signed him up for a class in Typography. (He was 18.) The day he started school at the local JC, his friends all got busted for breaking into a car to steal some speakers. After that he got into graphic arts and started taking classes on his own. By knowing his interests and facilitating them I helped direct him onto a positive path of creativity and joy. That was a close one! He got into printing, designing, and print sales. Now he owns his own Graphics, Web, and Print company. My advice: Never give up on your child! Silent love, focusing mentally on your child, and prayers also help.