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          Breaking Teens' Bad Habits

          September 10, 2003

          Drinking binges, breaking curfew, co-ed sleepovers… the teenage years can be a parent’s worst nightmare and an adolescent’s biggest challenge. Dr. Phil and his son Jay discuss ways for parents and teens to survive adolescence and still get along.
          ‘He’s Out of Control’
          Jayne’s 16-year-old son Matt has come home drunk several times and frequently breaks his curfew. Jayne says that he is “out of control” and worries that she is “failing him” as a mother.

          A New Way of Communicating
          Cyndi says her 15-year-old daughter Lacey has sneaked boys into their house and lied about where she spends the night. She’s desperate for a way to communicate with her daughter.

          Home for the Summer
          After a year in military school, 15-year-old Andy has improved his grades and his attitude, but his mom Gerri is still worried that he will slip into his old patterns when he comes home for the summer.


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          I Wanna Be a Famous …? But My Family Hates!

          Think you have what it takes to be famous and successful, but the people closest think you’re crazy and do not support your dream?

          Want to Be on the New Show “Face the Truth”?

          Want to be on “Face the Truth”, a new show by Stage 29 Productions (producer of “The Doctors”), hosted by Vivica A. Fox?

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          Explosive Family Drama?

          Does everyone in your family have strong personalities and refuse to back down?

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          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.

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