So, did you spring from the womb as some kind of superhunter? Like I said, there are few and far between that learned "the way" totally on their own. One of the kids I am helping does not have a ton of money and I gave him one of my "old school" camo waterfowling parkas that I spent what seemed like a small fortune on over thirty years ago. You might have thought I gave this young man a new Corvette or some other lavish gift. He exuded pure joy and appreciation as he received the gift of my old parka that I had tucked away in a closet not being used for that which it was intended
The young man mentioned (age 17) has not really had the good fortune to have a fatherly presense in his life and perhaps in sharing my time with him, he gets a bit of that which so many take forgranted. My relationship with my own father was poor, so I can completely relate to those in similar circumstances.
Justin, good on ye for taking the kids, take them again, but work on the problem areas before making the actual trip afield. They are obviously newbies that just don't understand all of the many nuances of hunting birds yet. Likely, they never will without your help. Think back to your own start and those that might have helped you along.
Also, remember that those of us that love the outdoor world would love to be able to hunt as far into our "golden years" as is possible. The same kids that you take the time to help now, might be the same kids helping you manage still being able to hunt into your elder years.
Just food for thought my friend.