Dr. Phil Staff
Working moms and stay-at-home moms go head to head in debating the best way to raise children.
Though they look innocent, the colorful jelly bracelets that many teens are wearing have secret sexual meanings. Each color represents a different sexual act that is supposed to be performed when the bracelet is snapped off of the wearer's wrist.
Sue is a school board member in Florida with a son in fifth grade. "I am absolutely appalled and devastated about the age of the children that we have discussing sex," she says referring to the "sex bracelets." "How awful is it that we've allowed society to say that lap dancing is something that's cool in middle school?"
Brian doesn't think that the bracelets are a big deal. In fact, he encourages his 13-year-old daughter A.J. to wear her latest fashion favorite.
"My daughter is a very good girl, she does well in school, has lots of friends," says Brian. "She's been wearing the bracelets for two months.
"I told her to wear the bracelets even though principal told her not to," says Brian. "What the principal is doing is wrong. I'm a strong believer of freedom of speech and freedom of expression."
"I think kids are going to have sex regardless of the bracelets, it's up to the parent to raise the kid properly," says Brian. "If you install the proper moral and values in your child, they'll know the difference between right and wrong."
Dr. Phil reminds Brian that the schools do have the right to limit how students express themselves if it disrupts the educational process.
Cynthia Saunders, a vice principal at a school in Florida agrees. "It's our job as responsible educators to make sure that that climate is conducive to education," she says.