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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    When I was seventeen and pregnant, I had a well-meaning aunt suggest that maybe I should give my baby up for adoption.

    “Babies are hard,” she said. “Babies cry all the time. Babies need to eat. Every day. You can never leave them. Babies! BABIES! Don’t have babies!!!”

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    Lately it seems that my social media streams are filled with teenage girls and boys declaring their undying, never ending, happily ever after love for one another. The current generation of teenagers is the first one to go through this phase of their life with social media at their fingertips. Selfies weren’t a thing for our generation. We didn’t hashtag our boyfriend to tell him we loved him with our entire heart. We doodled their name in our notebook, held their hand in the hall at school and maybe, if we were lucky, got to go to a movie on Saturday night. READ MORE

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