It's the kids' turn to ask Dr. Phil for advice. Plus, The Dr. Phil Foundation joins with the Children's Defense Fund Beat the Odds® program to help kids who have overcome tremendous obstacles and need help staying on their feet. To find out more information and to make a donation, please visit:

"Beating the Odds"
In school, Melissa was excelling as a student and athlete. But at home, Melissa's parents were abusing drugs and alcohol.

Dr. Phil's advice for moving forward, plus big surprises.

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 Donate to the Dr. Phil Foundation to help children who are "beating the odds."


"Show Me the Money!"
Ashton, 17, refuses to do chores around the house unless he gets paid. He claims his parents are rich and it's time for them to cough up the cash.

Is he spoiled or should his parents loosen up?


Finding Your True Self
Author Dr. John Chirban and Olympic gold medalist, Mary Lou Retton, offer advice to help children find their passion in life. They share their thoughts with a 13-year-old girl whose mom won't let her play football, even though she's the star athlete in the league!

"You can't fight against the heart," Mary Lou says.

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