December 24, 2014
Amie says she’s afraid of her 7-year-old son, Jayden, whose violent tantrums have forced her to call the police at least 15 times this year. Amie says she has taken Jayden to many doctors over the years and received multiple diagnoses, including Oppositional Defiant Disorder and ADHD. Desperate for help, she also began posting videos of her son online, one of which has nearly 2.5 million views. “A lot of people judge me for my videos, but it’s what I live every day,” she says.
Amie’s ex-husband, Chad, says he thinks Amie is exploiting their son. Chad says Jayden behaves when he is with him and his wife, Brenda, so he thinks Amie is the problem. Chad claims Amie doesn’t give Jayden rules and structure, and she sometimes triggers his outbursts with her own behavior. “Amie can set Jayden off by touching his face, talking to him like a baby,” he says. “I just don’t think Amie helps at all.”
Dr. Phil brings the parents together in search of answers. How does Chad answer Amie’s claim that he’s an absentee father? And, can the exes learn to get along, for Jayden’s sake?