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Are child stars such as Justin Bieber destined for disaster?

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Singer Justin Bieber arrives at the premiere of Open Road Films' "Justin Bieber's Believe" at the Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on December 18, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Justin Bieber is making headlines for another run in with the police. Bieber was arrested early Thursday morning in Miami Beach. According to police he was charged with drunken driving, resisting arrest and driving without a valid license after the police saw him street racing.

This isn’t Bieber’s first issue with the law. Earlier this month Bieber was under investigation on allegations of egging his neighbor’s home in Calabasas, CA.

Justin Bieber is not the first young celebrity to face a series of troubling incidents after skyrocketing to success. Stars such as Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan, and Amanda Bynes have all faced public scrutiny for a variety of incidents.

Is rising to fame at such a young age detrimental to future success?  Are child stars such as Justin Bieber destined for disaster?  What can be done to protect child stars from burning out?


Dr. Carole Lieberman, M.D., Psychiatrist who practices in Beverly Hills


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