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

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Created on : Friday, March 23, 2007, 10:06:27 am
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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 27, 2007, 2:15 am CDT

There is hope yet !

 I think if Alex and her mum Kim are left alone to build their relationship they will be ok. The other two women, Enza and Jeanette cause too much conflict, and conflicting women we dont need so that Alex will have a chance to begin her new life with her mother. Those other two would be better off   staying away until they can learn to socialise properly. I guess thats another show. 
 
March 27, 2007, 6:43 am CDT

Kim it is going to be rough but stand your ground

I too had to make my mother move out of our home. She had lived with my husband and I for over 17 years. After she moved out I had to supply her with a car and pay for her insurance but 6 months ago I took our car back. She would constantly complain that it need this or that or was making a noise. I have twin 16 year olds that will be needing cars so I had to take it away. I still hear about it all the time. Now she tries to use me as a chafferer. I try not to buy into it. Most of my children still love her and want to spend time with her, but you have to be careful with that too because my mother will fill their heads with nonsense. I wish you the best of luck and hope everything goes well when Alex returns home. It will be very trying after the honeymoon period. Keep being the best mother you can. Sincerely, Diana
 
March 27, 2007, 10:05 am CDT

About Alex, and her family

I sincerely hope that everything with Alex and her family turns out for the better,  there is always hope,  Dr Phil is living proof with his resources.    I also liked how Enza kept standing up for Alex.

 

I also hope for a up-date on this family,   positive would be a PLUS ! 

 

From Taz Lady

 
March 27, 2007, 12:10 pm CDT

100% agree!

Quote From: flmom38

It sure seems tome like Enza is a little too interested in looking like a hero and making everyone else looks like less of one.  Why does she need to keep reminding everyone that she is the one who got Alex help and she is the hero?  To me that says that she is not interested in working for the welfare of everyone involved.  Who cares who initiated the whole thing at this point?  Just do what it takes to get the girl help.

OMG'sh

 

That Enza is something else. She thinks she is fooling everyone... Well Hello YOU ARE NOT FOOLING ANYONE ENZA!

 

You are exactly right I picked up on that too. She wanted to make it so clear that it was her that set up the show. Even her "ending statement" she had to make it sound like she was the Innocent one in all this. Saying something like If I had to be portrayed badly on the show to get her help than that's ok! Please

 

As Dr. Phil has stated before the camera doesn't lie! You are who you are!

 

You have had your 15 minutes of fame. Now leave that poor family alone! They are so much better off without you butting into their lives!

 

ENZA----You yourself need professional help! Fix yourself before you think you can fix others!

 

You are such a trouble maker!!!! I feel sorry for your own family because God knows what your doing to them!

 
March 27, 2007, 12:10 pm CDT

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

Quote From: mom6g6b

I too had to make my mother move out of our home. She had lived with my husband and I for over 17 years. After she moved out I had to supply her with a car and pay for her insurance but 6 months ago I took our car back. She would constantly complain that it need this or that or was making a noise. I have twin 16 year olds that will be needing cars so I had to take it away. I still hear about it all the time. Now she tries to use me as a chafferer. I try not to buy into it. Most of my children still love her and want to spend time with her, but you have to be careful with that too because my mother will fill their heads with nonsense. I wish you the best of luck and hope everything goes well when Alex returns home. It will be very trying after the honeymoon period. Keep being the best mother you can. Sincerely, Diana
Stand your ground Kim and get Enza away from your family! She is trouble!!!
 
March 27, 2007, 3:06 pm CDT

Enza strikes again!

I guess Enza had to turn the spotlight on herself one more time.

I just LOVED it when she talked about being the villain on national television. Like it was a sacrifice for her neice! Bull! It was for Enza & Enza alone.

When is it not?

Kim..STAY FAR AWAY FROM HER!

And what's with the grandma?

I think she is cold. She reminds me of MY mother.

Horribly damaging with no remorse. Never an apology.

I've just given up.

I have so wished I could afford to have private therapy with Dr Phil.

I could never go on the show, but I do need help. My mother HATES Dr Phil! I wonder why! Dr. Phil would never let her get away with the crap she pulls.

This is a woman who has even stolen money from me!

Anyway, I wish that family well. ENZA FREE!!!

 
March 27, 2007, 4:04 pm CDT

followups

It would be nice if they did a followup with this.... It would be nice to know if everything actually turns out okay after she has been home a few months.  I think Dr. Phil did a great job straightening this family out!! 

 
March 27, 2007, 4:33 pm CDT

Mom....Get a Life

Mom needs her own space, obviously.  She's a force of disunity in the house.  And the friend needs to volunteer somewhere to get out her need for fixing other people's lives.

 

Kudos to the mom and kid.  They are dealing with the real deal!

 
March 27, 2007, 5:17 pm CDT

EGOCENTRIC ENZA

WE SHOULD FEEL SORRY FOR ENZA I THINK SHE HAS BROKEN BOTH ARMS PATTING HERSELF ON THE BACK, FOR "FIXING" EVERYONE ELSE. THIS IS THE MOST SELF-CENTERED, EVIL AND CHILDISH PERSON I HAVE EVER SEEN.

DR PHILL NEEDS TO HELP HER FAMILY. REMEMBER SHE HAS CHILDREN LIVING WITH HER MENTAL TORTURE.

 
March 28, 2007, 5:12 pm CDT

An opinion

I signed up for the message board after viewing this particular show, I have something to say.

 

Dr. Phil gazed into this girl's eyes with a look of seeming admiration and respect, and told her she wasn't a bad kid and that she was "a precious child"...  I'm sorry but a girl that's going on 15 years old and is willingly prostituting herself, knows exactly what she is doing; She is not a child, she is a young adult or at the very least, an adolescent that needs to start learning what  intellectual and moral accountability are. 

 

That girl needed a firm reality check and a wake-up call but what she got was the equivalent of a kiss on the cheek and a pat on the head.  As much as I can appreciate Dr. Phil's intent to be gentle with younger people, I think he's putting just a tad too much sugar coating on his approach with anyone who isn't of age.

 

I've noticed that older guests on the show receive very little if any compassion from Dr. Phil.  It is a fact that in my opinion, Dr. Phil seems to have virtually zero tolerance for bad behavior in adults, I've seen him be downright disrespectful and just plain nasty toward guests who were on the show expecting help (not a verbal beatdown).  But adolescents usually always always tend to get the sugar-coated, "kiss on the cheek" treatment regardless.  I don't approve.

 

  

 
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