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Topic : 03/26 The Dr. Phil House: Teen Intervention Follow-Up

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Alex was an out-of-control 14-year-old who was stealing, running away, doing drugs and prostituting herself to older men when her family turned her in to Dr. Phil. After a tumultuous stay in The Dr. Phil House, Alex said goodbye to her mother, Kim, her grandmother, Jeanette, and her aunt, Enza, and headed to a therapeutic academy to be in a healthy learning environment. Six weeks have passed since Alex left and her family returned home without her. How has she adjusted to her new structured environment? Have Kim, Jeanette and Enza put aside their judgments and accusations, and come together once and for all? As Kim prepares for her daughter’s return, has she turned around the toxic family environment that contributed to Alex’s unhealthy behavior? Talk about the show here.

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March 26, 2007, 2:07 pm CDT

Oh! That Enza!

Neither I, nor my husband would allow a sister-in-law or sister to get so involved. My sister tried something like this with my Niece. I told my sister to knock it off. Others did as well. Enza is a phony and should back off and hold her tongue. I wonder if other people in that family have as much trouble with her as Kim, Jeanette and Alex do. I would cut her from my life if I was any of those women.Grrrr.
 
March 26, 2007, 2:10 pm CDT

03/26 The Dr. Phil House: Teen Intervention Follow-Up

Quote From: lapine403

I think the Aunt should have been left out of the entire Dr. Phil House thing.  Nearly everything she had to say had "I" in there somehow.  "I'm just so happy that I got the help that I knew my niece needed".  Her very presence was pretty distracting and detrimental to the mother/daughter/grandmother getting help.  Dr. Phil's staff should just have politely thanked Enza for the initial contact info and proceeded without her.  I'm glad the mother & grandmother aren't interested in a relationship with her and I hope that the teenaged girl steers clear of her fame-hungry aunt, at least until she's on solid ground.

 

The fact that the aunt didn't contact the girl while she was in therapy (when there were no cameras present) speaks volumes about the kind of person she is... and I'm glad the girl seemed to "get" that fact.

 

I noticed that the girl was much more talkative and self-confident than when she was in the house.  She looked great, I hope she keeps on that path.

I agree.  Enza served no purpose other than to get her 15 minutes of fame.  I think she was embarrassing when she was speaking in the kitchen about Alex's mom being with men.

It only looked as if the aunt wanted to be the center of attention and really didn't care about Alex, or she would not have spoken so crued in front of the child.

 

Alex is a child and needs help before it is too late for her.  I think Dr. Phil did a great thing by sending this young woman to the acadamy. She just annoys me to no end.  I wanted to tell her to shut up and give it a rest so many times.  She just wanted to be on TV and take credit. Ms. Me, Me , Me, What a phony !!

 

Grandmother should move out.  She is not a plus to the situation.  She is an added problem.

 

I hope Alex and her mom get the help they need to have a normal healthy life and the relationship that young girls need.  The mom seems to be truly willing to do what it takes.

 
March 26, 2007, 2:57 pm CDT

re: Annoying mother

Quote From: Mandylionn

 

  First of all I want too say that I am so pleased too see that Alex is doing so well in the school that dr. Phil sent her too, that is wonderful.   Something about the mother Kim bothered me through all the interview she kept fixing her hair..  dabbing her eyes as too not mess up her apparence? what's up with that? I found it rather annoying... she seemed more worried about the way she looked then anything else!  

 

 The Grandmother needs an attuide adjustment, she is not very personable at all..... doesn't come across as loving and caring the way a grandmother should..........  Enza needs too remove herself she is a bully nothing more nothing less!

 

 

 

 

I think she is messing with her hair, and her eyes due to nerves.  I don't think it's because of vanity.  She has been bullied and undermined by her 'own' mother her entire life, and here she is telling her mother it's time to move out and move on up.

 

On the Grandmother, it's about control.  Her daughter just told her that it's time for her to be a 'grandparent' instead of a parent.  So no, she isn't personable.  What's a bully, without someone to bully?

 

I give her credit for that.  As for the 'Aunt', you're right.  She is a bully.  She needs to keep away, instead of stirring the pot.

 

 

 
March 26, 2007, 2:59 pm CDT

re: 'hitting the nail on the head'

Quote From: lapine403

 

You hit the nail right on the head!  The mother is a beautiful soul.... that's why the aunt is so jealous, because though she's outwardly beautiful, her insides are really very ugly.

You're right too.  I've seen some beautiful ugly on the streets, and that describes Enza to a "T".  She is a serious 'hater'.  SHe's not happy, so she doesn't want anyone else to be either.  And if that wrecks a 14 year old's life, that's ok with Enza.
 
March 26, 2007, 3:05 pm CDT

Enza..the great and wonderful Oz?or the wicked Witch?

Where are one of those dang houses when you need one to drop on someone??Obviously nothing short of a house dropping on her nasty self is going to get through to Enza that SHE was NOT the heroine she'd like to make herself out to be.Her ONLY motive was to make herself look better at Kim's expense.Mothers and daughters have it tough enough without a wicked witch of an aunt in the mix.If she had actually cared for her niece in the way she was proclaiming....she would NEVER have bad mouthed her sister in law.Destroying the mother doesn't increase the self esteem of the child and it sure didn't make Enza look like the "good" witch who could show her niece the way "home"!
 
March 26, 2007, 3:05 pm CDT

Enza

Enza it is not about YOU!  The conflicts that you are constantly pointing out are mostly caused by you. Get over yourself!

 

ID.....Enza.....Super ENZA

 

 

 
March 26, 2007, 3:10 pm CDT

hello

im glad that things are getting better for alex. she seems so much happier now. enza is just a mean person. she is way too outspoken. i hope things will work out for this family.
 
March 26, 2007, 3:10 pm CDT

The follow up

I enjoyed the follow-up story on Alex.  Hearing and seeing how well Alex is doing is great.

 

Jeanette needs to move out and figure out her own life.  Jeanette needs to focus on herself and be grandma.  I feel Enza has changed.  It seems like she contacted Dr. Phil to get Alex help.  However, the three of them deserve the credit as it was the goal to get Alex the help she needed.  The first 15 minutes of this episode I heard Enza try & heal the relationship between Kim and her by inviting them to Thanksgiving.  Maybe if Thanksgiving didn't work out they can try the 4th of July and set off fire works and celebrate the victories Alex has achieved.

 

Anyway, Dr. Phil you did a good thing for Alex.  I hope we continue getting updates on Alex.

 

 

 
March 26, 2007, 3:14 pm CDT

No on should know your generosity

Hello, I just finished watching the teen intervention and I have one simple thing to say about Enza.  When you want help for someone or get help for someone you don't throw it in everyones face.  True hero's and people who help rarely go noticed!!! She thinks that she is owed something for getting someone she loves help.  She needs to realize thats just what you do!
 
March 26, 2007, 4:16 pm CDT

Enza not left out completely...............

Quote From: lapine403

I think the Aunt should have been left out of the entire Dr. Phil House thing.  Nearly everything she had to say had "I" in there somehow.  "I'm just so happy that I got the help that I knew my niece needed".  Her very presence was pretty distracting and detrimental to the mother/daughter/grandmother getting help.  Dr. Phil's staff should just have politely thanked Enza for the initial contact info and proceeded without her.  I'm glad the mother & grandmother aren't interested in a relationship with her and I hope that the teenaged girl steers clear of her fame-hungry aunt, at least until she's on solid ground.

 

The fact that the aunt didn't contact the girl while she was in therapy (when there were no cameras present) speaks volumes about the kind of person she is... and I'm glad the girl seemed to "get" that fact.

 

I noticed that the girl was much more talkative and self-confident than when she was in the house.  She looked great, I hope she keeps on that path.

 

 

  And here is why. I think Enza is a great example of how toxic and disruptive one person can really be! She needed to be on the show to demonstrate to Dr. Phil how bad she really is and to allow Dr. Phil to reinforce the idea of keeping Enza away and out of the picture. I really believe Kim needed that reinforcement from Dr. Phil.

  I think that it was great to see how well Alex is doing. I hope that she continues to thrive and I believe she will be a much better person for having had this experience. I think that she will really become something great. I do think, however, that unless things continue to improve with her mom and other issues it will be a big struggle for Alex.

  Grandma Jeannette needs to move and become the grandmother. She is not the parent of the those kids and should have never been put in that situation. Yes, PUT in that situation. Kim allowed, and probably even wanted that to happen at times. She now needs to focus on parenting her own children no matter what the cost. I think that Grandma does deserve some Kudos because I have no doubt Kim has problems and having Grandma there to look after the kids to see to their safety was convenient for her. I really think that it's time for Kim to tell her mother that and that she appreciated and now she will step up. Time to get it together Kim. You have shown so far, I think, that you can but now you gotta go all the way.

 

Good luck to all of you.

 

Please be careful with your choices as I believe that, at least, Alex's life depends on it!

 
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