November 8, 2016
James says he is tired of his wife, Shawna, calling him in tears over what he says is his daughter’s out-of-control behavior.
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“Shawna is a great mother and does not deserve the attitude she gets from our daughter,” James says.
James says he and Shawna have strict rules and consequences with their 12-year-old daughter, including taking her phone away, making her do dishes and laundry, and grounding her to her room, because he says she doesn’t listen to her parents and has no regard for the consequences of her behavior.
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“My daughter does not listen to anybody,” he says. “She is always lashing out to her mom for no reason whatsoever, and Shawna will snap.”
While James admits that his wife can be “a little harsh sometimes” with their daughter, he says the child needs to wake up.
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“Shawna doesn’t go out of her way to beat our daughter,” James says. “You go to smack her on her butt and she’ll squirm around, so you might catch a leg, an arm. My daughter provokes 90 percent of it.”
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In the video above, Dr. Phil and James have a “reality check.” “You are allowing your daughter to get abused by her mother,” he tells him. “That is not having your daughter’s back. That is not being there for your daughter.”
This episode of Dr. Phil airs Wednesday. Watch more here.
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