Monday December 13, 2021

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Tragic School Shootings: Who is to Blame?

On November 30, 2021, it is alleged that 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley opened fire at Oxford High School in suburban Detroit, killing four students and injuring seven others. It is the deadliest U.S. school shooting on a K-12 campus since May 2018, forever scarring the Oxford community. The Oakland County Prosecutor claims the last text Ethan's mother, Jennifer Crumbley, sent to her son, a student at the school, was at 1:22 p.m. that allegedly read, “Ethan don’t do it.”

In a rare move, the Oakland County prosecutor filed four involuntary manslaughter charges against Ethan’s parents, Jennifer and James, saying that the facts of this case are egregious. They claim the parents left the gun unlocked. However, attorneys for the Crumbleys say that’s “absolutely not true” and accused the prosecution of "cherry-picking" facts to release publicly.

Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard joins Dr. Phil to discuss the case. Plus, parents from Sandy Hook Elementary and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School provide insight into what the Oxford families are going through right now. What can be done to prevent these mass school shootings? And, could this one have been stopped?

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Tuesday December 14, 2021

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“My Teen is So Bad, I Called DCFS on Myself!”

Marie is a life coach but says she can’t seem to find a plan that works for her 15-year-old daughter, Willow. Marie wrote to Dr. Phil desperate for his advice because she says her daughter is causing so much chaos in her life that her house is a war zone, and she had to move her younger son out for his safety. Marie says she’s the target of her daughter’s anger, and claims she and her family worry Willow will kill her someday. Willow says she’s done breaking her mom’s bones and home, but she doesn’t know how to stop.

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Wednesday December 15, 2021

“A Desperate Housewife Returns: Can Mom and Daughter Make Amends?”

Holly first appeared on Dr. Phil in a 2004 multi-part episode entitled “The Real Lives of Desperate Housewives,” where she revealed that she was hiding an alcohol addiction. It’s been 17 years, and Holly is still sober and says she has an amazing life -- except for her tumultuous relationship with her teen daughter, Ella, and her husband, Jeff, is caught in the middle. Holly dedicates over 40 hours a week to her recovery program and hosts meetings at their home five times a week -- but is her intense dedication alienating her family? Find out what Dr. Phil thinks. Then, this past summer, 9-year-old Victory captured the hearts of America with her unbelievable singing on America’s Got Talent and even made history as the first contestant to receive a Golden Buzzer from all judges and the show’s host, Terry Crews. Not only does she have an incredible voice, but her family has an incredible story. Two weeks ago, Victory released a four-song holiday EP, and today has a special surprise in store for Dr. Phil’s audience!

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Thursday December 16, 2021

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"The Great Resignation": Do Quitters Ever Win?

As over 30 million Americans quit their jobs this year, Dr. Phil welcomes guests from very different backgrounds to discuss “The Great Resignation” and the phenomenon of “Rage Quitting.” Twenty-one-year-old Edwin says he went viral after posting a video of himself quitting his job in a major store using the PA system. Dr. Phil also speaks to leadership consultant Mike Ashie, who disagrees with how Edwin quit his job. Then, Dr. Phil welcomes money expert Mandi Woodruff Santos, who says she quit her job six times in 10 years and increased her salary by over $100,000! Watch while Dr. Phil discusses “The Great Resignation” with eminent Harvard Business School professor Tsedal Neeley, who claims working from home is the future for millions of Americans. Plus, Dr. Phil speaks to Jessica, a mother of three who says she made a radical career change that has transformed her life!

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Friday December 17, 2021

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From Bowling Alley Owner to Being Scammed Out of $530,000

When COVID-19 restrictions temporarily shut down Mark and his wife, Lori’s, popular bowling alley, Lori says she received a miracle phone call claiming she was eligible for thousands of dollars in federal grant money, but there was a catch. Lori said she needed to send thousands in gift cards to someone claiming to be a federal grant officer named "Ashley" before she could receive her lucky payday. Mark instantly identified this as a scam, but Lori didn’t agree and went behind her husband’s back, secretly sending over a half-of-a-million dollars for nearly two years without ever getting a dime in return. Mark claims Lori still believes she is going to be handed a $1 million suitcase at their front door, so he is going to great lengths to keep Lori from sending any more money. In fact, Mark says to protect his and Lori’s financial future, he has been left with no choice but to apply for conservatorship over his wife, something Lori doesn’t see a reason for. Dr. Phil sits down with Lori and shows her proof she indeed is being scammed -- but will she believe Dr. Phil?

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