Fausto Brack
Fausto Brack voted up Didge Doo's answer

There's a fine line to walk, Sudo.

Kids lack judgement -- how could it be otherwise? -- so we try to protect them from exposure to all manner of harmful things. But if we protect them from too much they miss the opportunity to gain enough experience to allow them to develop that judgement.

So we do … Read more

Fausto Brack
Fausto Brack voted up Cookie Roma's answer

What we know is that the human being isn't fully cooked (brain development) until about the age of 24. This means that besides a lack of experience, and perspective, it also means kids emotional development and decision making ability prevent them from understanding and processing life's issues.