"Eyes are the window to the soul"
Ever notice how conduct disordered kids do NOT want to look you in the eye?
Yes........They run from eye contact, cuz they know. You see their soul in those eyes. They can run their program minus guilt if you don't make eye contact.
Forcing eye contact is vital with these kids for so many reasons:
Before you speak to them, make sure you have their eyes. Take their chin and find it. Ask for it. What you say will matter more.