Question by  kiranrajan (12)

How should I handle an emo child?

We didn't have emo when I was young.


Answer by  aurynbearer (110)

First of all, you should try to find out if they're only interested in the music, style, etc. which should be regarded as a normal way for a young person to express his/her own feelings. If, however, they display suicidal attitudes, then counselling is definitely in order. In any case, avoid disparaging comments.


Answer by  JohnJ (12)

An "emo" child is no different than any other form of rebellious phase. They are only trying to fit in with their certain group of friends, or on the contary trying to be different. The best way to handle his is to simply let them grow out of it.

posted by Anonymous
ok that is somthing i disagree strongly with. "emo" is a life style chosen by that person. they dont grow out of it. they choose to let it go. it isnt rebellion. its depression. not always, but it can be. by saying what you did, you are ignorant.  add a comment

Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

Start off by not referring to your child as "emo". Call a child that tends to upset them and yes, you did have "emo" when you were young. Instead it was called Teenage Angst. Make sure you talk to your child and try to help them with any problems they may have.


Answer by  nanook (605)

One of the most important things you can do it not make fun of them or insult them. You may want to look into therapy, but if you don't want to do this try your hardest to just listen to what they have to say and try to understand.


Answer by  khgore (124)

Emo's are like goth or punk kids back in the day. Very emotional, sensitive and wear black all the time. It's a lifestyle eventually they would grow out of when they are older. Maybe you should talk to them they are probably seeking attention from you or have a problem that they need help and need someone to talk to.

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