Parenting
Terrible Teens
Shimi Kang

How To Stop Your Kids From Catching Bieber Fever

Belieb it or not, Justin’s behavior can be a big influence on your kids.

I’d be lying if I said a big part of me wasn’t happy that my daughter has shown no signs of “Bieber fever”. Yet, she’s only four years old, so she does have a chance of catching the disease that research suggests is more infectious than the measles.

I’m not kidding, researchers at the University of Ottawa, used mathematical models to conclude that Biebermania behaves like a real disease — one that is capable of turning into an “apocalyptic infection.” The symptoms include high-octane screaming, hysterics, and mimicking the star’s poor life decisions (like his haircut). READ MORE

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