November 8, 2016
Shawna says that she’s a tough disciplinarian with her 12-year-old daughter but says that’s the only way she knows how to deal with her daughter’s “bad attitude.” She admits that she has smacked her daughter, pinned her down and punched the floor beside her and told her daughter that she was going to “knock her teeth out” – but says that she is not abusive.
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However, Shawna’s mom, Vicki, claims that her daughter does become abusive. She claims she has seen bruises on her granddaughter’s body and heard Shawna tell her daughter that she is “worthless” and “stupid.”
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In the video above, Dr. Phil questions Shawna about some of the statements she has made and some of her behaviors. Shawna admits, “I believe that I have crossed the line before.” But does she believe she has been abusive? This episode of Dr. Phil airs Tuesday. Watch more here.