July 30, 2009
Dr. Phil opens his mailbag and lets kids ask anything that's on their minds. He tackles some tough questions " from dealing with a drug-addicted parent to taking over for your mother when you're just a teenager.
Rachel, 16, likes to go clubbing with her friends but says her 1:00 a.m. curfew is way too early. "My parents think that I'll become some crazy party girl," she complains.
"She Chose Drugs Over Me"
Kayla, 15, hasn't lived with her drug-addicted mom in three years. Her mother is currently sober, but Kayla doesn't know if she should let her back in her life.
Fighting to the Depths of Hell
As a teen, Tyerra was taking care of her five siblings and sick mom. Now at 24, she says the stress of providing for all the kids is overwhelming.
Ryan, an 8-year-old cancer patient, had his wishes come true when he met Dr. Phil and Robin and got to ride in Dr. Phil's Formula One Ferrari.
The audience, full of special guests from The Alliance for Children's Rights, gets a chance to ask Dr. Phil their questions about parenting and foster care.
Today's show benefited the Alliance for Children's Rights. The Alliance for Children's Rights is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the rights of children who are in or just leaving the foster care system, children in need of health care, with learning disabilities or in need of adoptive families. Click here to find out more, or go to www.kids-alliance.org.