Leanne tells Dr. Phil that Jessica shows one side of her personality to her friends and another to her family at home. "She's a very kind, loving child," says Leanne.
Dr. Phil suggests that Jessica is friends with the tough kids because it prevents her from getting picked on by those kids.
"That's not a concept she embraces," says Dr. Phil, but warns Leanne not to take a "hands-off approach."
Dr. Phil then tells Leanne that most people make decisions out of fear and that Jessica is probably doing the same thing.
Dr. Phil suggests that Leanne to ask Jessica to perform the following:
Describe what she hopes people will say about her when she's not around.
Write the story of her life up until now, and how she wants it to be in the future.