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          Kids Ask Dr. Phil

          August 23, 2005

          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.

          To learn more on how you can help kids like Melissa, please visit:

           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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          Tell Us Your Story

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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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