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Sibling Bonds: How Parents Dole Out the Cash Matters

When parents play favorites by giving one young adult child more money than the other, the whole family may lose out. That's because such favoritism can make for bad sibling relationships later on, new research finds. Full story

Will Your Toddler Be a Drinker? Personality May Tell

The personality traits of children in the first five years of their life may help predict alcohol use during teenage years, a new study shows. Full story

Sibling Bullying Is Under-Recognized, Study Finds

Across the U.S., parents, educators, doctors and other experts have rallied to protect children from bullies. However, bullying by brothers and sisters is often chalked up to normal sibling behavior. Now a new study finds that sibling aggression, like peer aggression, causes mental distress, which c Full story

Teen Sex Fears Overblown

Despite periodic media scares, young teens are remarkably unlikely to be sexually active, new research finds. And even older teens are delaying sex more frequently than in the past. Full story

'Vagina Monologues' playwright on 'Emotional Creature'

   Eve Ensler, the Tony award-winning playwright of the "Vagina Monologues," joins Melissa Harris-Perry along with Ashley Bryant, star of Ensler's latest work "Emotional Creature."

Keep kids from lying without making it worse

   Author and TODAY Moms contributor Amy McCready and child and adolescent psychologist Jennifer Hartstein discuss how to stop kids from lying without a punishment that might make them afraid to tell the truth in the future.

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How a Virtual Human Could Help Prevent Adolescent Depression

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Teen Sex May Affect Brain Development, Study Suggests

Kids' DUI Risk Rises If Parents Drink at Home

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  Stop entitlement: praise the effort, not the kid

Amy McCready, author of “If I Have to Tell You One More Time,” and adolescent psychologist Jennifer Hartstein offer tips on how to stop your kids from believing they always deserve special treatment.

  'Like All the Other Girls'

At age 9, Josie Romero -- born a boy but living as a transgender girl -- sought out a controversial hormone treatment that would make her body develop like an adolescent girl's.

  Bad bromance? Why male friendships fade

Author Niobe Way and psychiatrist Josh Weiner discuss why relationships between boys tend to break down in adolescence, despite the fact that many long for close friendships.

  5 things you should never say to your teen daughter

Elizabeth Berkley, actress from “Saved By the Bell” and author of “Ask Elizabeth,” shares the insights she has learned from her workshops with teenage girls.

  My Kid Would Never Bully, Part 5

What happens when real teenage girls witness an overweight girl being bullied in a fashion show setting?  One girl in particular surprises all by taking a very aggressive stand against a bully.

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Girls dance during a bloco street parade against the sexual exploitation of children and adolescents, ahead of the annual Brazilian Carnival in Sao Paulo

Girls dance during a bloco street parade against the sexual exploitation of children and adolescents, ahead of the annual Brazilian Carnival, in Sao Paulo February 6, 2013. The poster reads, "Sexual exploitation is a crime". REUTERS/ Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCIETY)

People dance during a bloco street parade against the sexual exploitation of children and adolescents, ahead of the annual Brazilian Carnival, in Sao Paulo
People dance during a bloco street parade against the sexual exploitation of children and adolescents, ahead of the annual Brazilian Carnival, in Sao Paulo

People dance during a bloco street parade against the sexual exploitation of children and adolescents, ahead of the annual Brazilian Carnival, in Sao Paulo February 6, 2013. REUTERS/ Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCIETY)

A girl dances during a bloco street parade against the sexual exploitation of children and adolescents, ahead of the annual Brazilian Carnival, in Sao Paulo
A girl dances during a bloco street parade against the sexual exploitation of children and adolescents, ahead of the annual Brazilian Carnival, in Sao Paulo

A view through a masquerade mask shows a girl dancing next to her relatives during a bloco street parade against the sexual exploitation of children and adolescents, ahead of the annual Brazilian Carnival, in Sao Paulo February 6, 2013. REUTERS/ Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCIETY)

A man, with his face painted as a mime, takes part in a bloco street parade against the sexual exploitation of children and adolescents, ahead of the annual Brazilian Carnival, in Sao Paulo
A man, with his face painted as a mime, takes part in a bloco street parade against the sexual exploitation of children and adolescents, ahead of the annual Brazilian Carnival, in Sao Paulo

A man, with his face painted as a mime, takes part in a bloco street parade against the sexual exploitation of children and adolescents, ahead of the annual Brazilian Carnival, in Sao Paulo February 6, 2013. The annual Brazilian Carnival starts Friday. REUTERS/ Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCIETY)