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          Who's to Blame?

          December 29, 2011

          A dad defends his home video that went viral and sparked a controversy. And, Leslie and Hannah are a mother and daughter in crisis. What is at the root of their constant conflict?

          Is It Racism?
          Ryan says he never expected the backlash he received for posting what he thought was a funny home video of his soon-to-be 4-year-old daughter on YouTube. In the video, the 29-year-old dad teases his little girl by telling her that when girls turn 4, their skin also turns black. In response, his daughter cries repeatedly, “I don’t want to turn black!” The video, which quickly went viral, has sparked a national controversy: Is it racism?

          Ryan defends his home video.

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          Unpredictable Raging Teen
          Leslie says her 14-year-old daughter, Hannah, is out of control and that she lives in fear of the teen’s unpredictable rages. She says Hannah has hit her, kicked her and recently Leslie had to barricade herself in her room for protection. She says Hannah has been suspended from school more times than she can count, and the stress from trying to keep her daughter in line is taking a toll on her health. Hannah says her mother is no angel either.

          Who is to blame for the chaos in their home?

          Embarrassed by Her Mom?
          Leslie says that she’s gained more than 100 pounds by stress eating and comforting herself with food and thinks Hannah is embarrassed of her because she’s so overweight. Hannah explains how her mother’s weight does affect her ” but not in the way she thinks. Find out what the teen wants from her mother. And, can Leslie and Hannah start back down the road toward a healthy relationship?

          Find out the surprise Dr. Phil has for this mother/daughter team.

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