Noah Cummings, 13, starts the morning with his mom, Heather Cummings, at home in Epsom, N.H. Ellen Webber for NPR hide caption

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Anxious Parents Can Learn How To Reduce Anxiety In Their Kids

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High school students whose friends posted photos of drinking and smoking were about 20 percent more likely to become drinkers or smokers themselves. iStockphoto hide caption

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Of Cigs And Selfies: Teens Imitate Risky Behavior Shared Online

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In the Institute for the Unsalvageable in Sighetu Marmatiei, Romania, shown here in 1992, children were left in cribs for days on end. Tom Szalay hide caption

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Orphans' Lonely Beginnings Reveal How Parents Shape A Child's Brain

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Being the littlest may mean more protection and care from parents, psychologists say. Getty Images/Image Source hide caption

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Colleen Frainey, 16, of Tualatin, Ore., cut back on advanced placement classes in her junior year because the stress was making her physically ill. Toni Greaves for NPR hide caption

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School Stress Takes A Toll On Health, Teens And Parents Say

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Play now, pay later: consistency matters when it comes to kids and sleep. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Former NFL offensive lineman Brian Holloway in front of his home in Stephentown, N.Y., which teens trashed earlier this month. Michael Hill/AP hide caption

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Sure you're steamed. But teenagers tend to meet harsh words with even worse behavior, a study says. Katherine Streeter hide caption

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A first-year student is greeted upon arrival at University College in Utrecht, Netherlands, on August 16, 2010. Robin Utrecht/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A gene known as DRD2 affects the brain's dopamine system and is known to be associated with aggressive behavior. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Harsh In Hard Times? A Gene May Influence Mom's Behavior

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