I can relate to that. A few years back we were in Sedona Arizona with the kids and walked into a shop that sold geods, crystals, and various rocks. IN the middle of the store was a huge quartz crystal at least 4 feet tall. The owner volunteered that this crystal had special powers and demonstrated this for the kids. Not wanting to be rude we politely listened to see what she was going to do. She gathered the kids around the crystal and asked them to bang the palms of their hands together repeatedly supposedly to sensitize them to the power emanating from the crystal. Then they were supposed to open their palms toward the crystal and feel its power. When you did this you would feel a vibration through your hands. The kids did what she said and of course they all felt the vibration which was obviously caused not by the crystal but by the repeated smacking of their palms together. Of course you could then buy one of many smaller examples of the same crystal for a price.
We thanked her and left the store after which my middle child spontaneously performed the same procedure on the first parked car she came across. ” Look” she said ” I found a Volvo with crystal powers” as she held her palms out facing the car smiling.
It was reassuring to know that properly educated and trained, even a 10 year old can spot a scam when they see it.