Carly recently made a big announcement on her Facebook page regarding her 6-year-old son: “My son is transitioning from male to female, and her new name is Bella.”

Carly says she hasn’t seen her brother, Daniel, or her mother, Rose, in 10 months because they won’t accept Bella as a girl with pink hair, pink dresses and pink nail polish. Carly says they’ve even called CPS on her and her husband, Bradley, claiming child abuse. Daniel and Rose say they feel that Carly is pushing the child to transition from male to female too soon, and they think the child is complying with Carly because the child is looking for her approval. Plus former guests, Toni and her transgender daughter, Ash, share their 10-year journey since they last appeared on the show. Dr. Phil lets the family know what’s in the best interest of the child.

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Dr. Charles Sophy
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