Do you know a child who just loves to talk back, disobey, cuss, scream or bully? Dr. Phil talks about how to deal with disrespectful kids as part of his ongoing "Family First" series.

A Teen's Attitude
Darlene says her 14-year-old daughter, Jodie, is out of control. She has problems with authority, and was even sent to boot camp.

Jodie's side of the story.


Temper Tantrums
Avery is only 4 years old and threatens to quit pre-school every day. Her mom, Jen, calls her "the biggest brat in the universe" and "a monster." 


Could her parenting be to blame?



A Stepmom's Dilemma
Ellen says her 14-year-old stepson's behavior is so disrespectful and obnoxious, it's ruining her marriage. She says he was hell from day one.

See what Dr. Phil thinks.

Extra Content

Parenting From the Inside Out
By Dr. Daniel J. Siegel