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          Coach Carter

          January 11, 2005

          Is your child so committed to sports that his grades are suffering? What should you do when winning on the court or field means failing in the classroom? Oscar-nominated actor Samuel L. Jackson, who portrays a controversial coach in the upcoming movie “Coach Carter,” joins Dr. Phil to offer advice. Plus, what some professional athletes have to say about putting education first.

          Controversial Coach
          Ken Carter chose to lock up his school gym, forcing his basketball team to forfeit games until they got their grades up. His inspirational story is being told on the big screen.


          Samuel L. Jackson plays Coach Carter.


          Straight to the NBA?
          Jordan, 14, doesn’t care about his schoolwork because he thinks he’ll go pro right after high school. His mother doesn’t want to crush his dream, but wants him to get a reality check.


          Why he needs a backup plan.


          Obsessed with Football
          John, 13, is failing in school because he can’t focus on anything but football. He plans on being drafted into the NFL from college.

          Some words of wisdom from the pros.
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          “Coach Carter”
          In theaters nationwide January 14

          101 Ways to Earn a Higher GPA by Ken Carter

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          Know a “Bad Bride”?

          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?

          Help & Resources

          Find Treatment Centers and Therapists!

          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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