September 14, 2016
Barbara Ann says she’s at war with her out-of-control 13-year-old daughter, Danielle. She says the teen is violent, steals and has falsely reported her as a drug user and called police to report her. Out of options she says, she would rather hand Danielle over to the authorities than continue to raise her. Danielle admits she’s violent and steals, but says her mother is “crazy,” “overbearing,” and “controlling,” and that she wants her to back off and let her live her life.
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After speaking with Danielle and reviewing some of the ways she acts out, Dr. Phil offers his thoughts on what may be behind the teen’s behavior.
“Your attitude and behavior is very clearly, ‘Get them before they get me’ attitude,” he tells her. “Anger and hostility is just a way to hide hurt, fear and frustration.”
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Dr. Phil continues, “At some point, you’ve got to start making your own way in this world and try to get happy.”
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