Teenagers don't exactly love being grounded. They tend to yell, or storm off, or sneak out to parties anyway. This is less because they're young, it turns out, than because it's human nature. When we sense our freedoms are under threat, we all tend to act out, sometimes irrationally, to reestablish our sense that we're free. Psychologists call this "reactance."
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Written by Mae Rice July 27, 2018
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