For nearly two years, Clint and Tracy say they’ve been living in constant fear of their 17-year-old daughter, Callie, who they say lashes out at them physically when she doesn’t get her way. Callie says it’s her parents who are to blame for being overly-controlling.
“Our Worst Nightmare”
Tracy says she was recently named Teacher of the Year at work, but she says she’s failing as a parent at home. She says for almost two years, she’s been living in constant fear of her 17-year-old daughter, Callie.
“Callie went from a sweet, loving daughter to a vicious, vicious person,” Tracy says.
“Callie went from someone we could be proud of, an all-American dream, to our worst nightmare,” Tracy’s husband, Clint, adds.
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They say that when Callie snaps, she becomes verbally and physically abusive — and they have the shocking video to prove it. The couple says Callie slams doors, knocks holes in walls, attacks them and calls everyone names, including her 11-year-old brother. Clint and Tracy say they’ve called the police on her six times — including one time, when Tracy says a fight got so out of hand, Callie broke her nose and gave her two black eyes. On separate occasions, the couple says Callie climbed on their gazebo and tried to break into her own room, refused to go to school, and was detained for trespassing and drinking with boys.
“We are afraid in our own house,” Clint says.
The concerned parents say the teen is also sneaking out of the house at all hours to meet up with older men.
“We’ve confronted one guy three or four times. We tell him that he needs to live his adult life and let Callie live her teenage life,” Clint says.
“She’s going to make one mistake too many,” Tracy says. “We don’t know how to help her. She seems to thrive on the drama of it all.”
Clint catches on camera a violent incident that he says escalated quickly. “That was a terrible day.”
The Teen’s Take
Callie denies her parents’ accusations and tells a different story: She claims she’s happy and trustworthy and says if there are problems, they’re caused by her parents, who she claims are overprotective, controlling and “stalk” her. “I have a happy family. I haven’t fought with them in a week!” she says, but adds, “Their craziness is ruining my life. They hate all the things that are normal teenage things to do.”
Callie tells Dr. Phil that she wants her parents to trust her, instead of trying to “catch” her, but admits, “I tell them what they want to hear so that they don’t worry, because I care about them,” she says.
“She gets herself into situations where there is something to worry about,” Tracy says.
Callie says that she qualified to graduate from high school and take college classes, but her parents won’t allow her to graduate early. Clint and Tracy say they simply can’t trust her.
“Every time I try to trust her, she scares me,” Tracy says.
Callie says she’s the victim. “What you see is the very end, when I’ve had enough.”
Callie explains why she says she has to lash out. “We’re in a battle.”
Is Callie using drugs? “She’s making me look like something that I’m not.”
Callie makes a series of shocking remarks.
Dr. Phil offers to send Callie to a wilderness program in Idaho called SUWS, but the teen adamantly refuses. “I won’t consider it,” she says.
“You failed 40 out of 50 drug screens, and you said you cheated on those 10 — that’s a deal breaker,” Dr. Phil says.
“My mom won’t send me away!” she tells him.
Callie and her family go backstage, and Callie turns hysterical.
“I will never forgive you, and I will never come home, ever. I will use drugs until I overdose and am dead. And then you’ll feel bad, won’t you?” she tells her parents.
Callie has a complete meltdown backstage. Will she get help?