The land of adolescence is governed by the laws of Cause and Effect, as is the rest of the universe. Like anyone else in denial, teens have a magical form of thinking that seems, they hope, to make them immune to this most basic of laws. Most younger children subscribe to the laws of Cause and Effect, and often on faith from a trusted loved one or caregiver. For instance, when we tell our younger kids that the stove burner is hot, more often than not they will believe us and not tempt fate by testing it.
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