Zip Code:
Provider Type:

          Little Boy Lost

          January 13, 2009

          What would you do if your little boy wanted to be a little girl? Dr. Phil continues the heated topic of gender-confused kids. What do you think is the best way to treat a child with gender identity confusion? 




          Just a Phase?

          Viewers flooded the message board with letters and impassioned opinions after Dr. Phil’s first show on gender-confused kids. This hotly contested topic is back on the table. Should parents support a child’s decision to live as the opposite sex, or is it the parent’s job to guide the child into his or her biological gender? 


          The experts weigh in. 



          Mourning Her Son

          Toni is a mother of three boys. She is grieving the loss of her middle son, who at 11 made a life-changing decision that has turned his family upside down.


          “I go over to the cemetery around the corner.” 



          A Heated Debate

          Meet Toni’s 13-year-old daughter as she gives a tour of her bedroom. And, emotions run high between Toni and the experts. Plus, two additional medical professionals offer their opinion on what should happen next with Toni’s daughter.  


          “Just because you’re a psychologist does not make you smarter about this than I.” 



          A Difficult Transition

          Dr. Phil and Dr. Siegel discuss Toni’s feelings of grief for her son. Can she learn to get emotional closure on her relationship with her little boy and build a new relationship with her daughter?  


          A network of support for Toni and her family. 

          Be on the Show

          Need Dr. Phil’s Help?

          Share your story for a chance to be on the show!

          Related Resource

          • Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive
            Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. and Mary Hartzell, M.Ed.

          Special Thanks

          Tell Us Your Story

          Be on the Show! Text “PHIL” to 88500
          Be on the Show

          Know a “Bad Bride”?

          Are you a bridesmaid under pressure to look “perfect?” Is the bride demanding that all her bridesmaids lose weight and get into shape before the big day?

          Be on the Show

          Know Someone Refusing to Act Their Age?

          Is your son or daughter a moocher and refusing to grow up? Is your loved one having a midlife crisis or wearing inappropriate clothing?

          Be on the Show

          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?

          Be on the Show

          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?

          Be on the Show

          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.

          Be on the Show

          Have a Story Dr. Phil Won’t Believe?

          Want to appear on Dr. Phil? Text PHIL to 88500

          Simple Share Buttons
          Simple Share Buttons