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          Behind the Headlines

          June 15, 2011

          Dr. Phil tackles two news stories that have captivated millions. He sits down with a dad who confronted his daughter’s alleged attackers, and the wife of a man who was allegedly shot by Mexican pirates.


          Vigilante Dad?

          Is it ever appropriate to confront your child’s bullies? That’s what James Jones says he did when he boarded his 12-year-old daughter, Chatari’s, school bus, and the video of his tirade went viral! Did this dad cross the line? CNN contributor Roland Martin and attorney Areva Martin argue both sides of the issue.

          “We have punk parents who refuse to control their own children.”



          Tormented Tween
          Chatari, who says she was hit, called names and had condoms thrown at her, joins the discussion. Hear the tween’s side of the story and learn what brings her to tears.

          “It’s about them; it’s not about you.”



          Heartbroken over Her Husband

          The disappearance of David Hartley reads like a murder mystery. His wife, Tiffany, says they were on vacation when David was shot in the head by Mexican pirates while jet skiing. His body was never recovered, and Mexican authorities question if the event really occurred.

          Tiffany breaks down while recounting a harrowing tale.



          What’s Next for Tiffany?
          Some have speculated whether Tiffany was involved in her husband’s disappearance, but she maintains her innocence. Find out why she declined a lie detector test. Plus, Congressman Ted Poe weighs in on the investigation.


          Dr. Phil has advice for coping with the loss of a loved one. 

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          The Everyday Advocate: How to Stand Up for Your Autistic Child
          by Areva Martin, Esq.
          For more information about Areva Martin’s foundation, Special Needs Network, click here.

          Speak Up!

          • Are you interested in making your school safer? Do your part to get anti-bullying legislation passed in your state. Click here for a list of state senators and here for a sample letter to send. 


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          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?

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          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?

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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?

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