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          Parenting 101: Extreme Mistakes?

          August 16, 2004

          These guests turn to Dr. Phil for help dealing with violence, alcohol, sex and other parenting issues.

          Violent Behavior
          Kristine worries about her 9-year-old son because he tortures the family dog and recently killed his pet hamster. We put cameras in their home to see what was going on.

          “I find it shocking and appalling what you are doing to this child,” Dr. Phil tells the family. 

          Sex, Drugs and More
          Ann lets her 13-year-old daughter smoke cigarettes and drink alcohol at home. Ann recently found out that her daughter is smoking pot and having oral sex with an 18-year-old.


          “She’s going to wind up pregnant in a fast hurry if you don’t stop this,” Dr. Phil tells Ann.

          Family Bed
          Mark and Margie share their bed with their 16-month-old son. Mark thinks they are creating an unhealthy situation, but Margie disagrees.

          “I think it can be very disruptive to the relationship of a husband and wife,” Dr. Phil says.

          Do you have trouble getting a child to sleep? “Nighty Night” is a video produced by a Dr. Phil staff member, but is not affiliated with Dr. Phil. For more information, go to or call toll free (866) 726-4448.


          Dr. Phil speaks with the audience after the show, and gives them a chance to comment. He shares a personal story he’s never forgotten about what it means to know that your parents care.

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          Is Your Spouse Driving You Crazy?

          Do his or her small habits annoy you in a big way? Do you bicker over things that appear to be silly but then eventually blow way out of proportion?

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          At War with Mom?

          Do you feel she is your worst enemy? Can you not believe you are related to someone you dislike so much?

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          Is a Narcissist Ruining Your Life?

          Do you suspect your partner/ family member to be a narcissist? Do they behave in a way that leaves you confused, distressed and fearful?

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          Fighting Over A Family-Run Business?

          Are you part owner in a family business and feel like you don’t get your fair share of profits?

          Help & Resources

          Find Treatment Centers and Therapists!

          Check out the mental health treatment programs that have assisted Dr. Phil guests.

          Feeding America

          Learn how you can help feed a child this summer.

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