Jafar, who graduated from Stanford with a master's degree in mechanical engineering, says he's "definitely much smarter than the average person." As for why he tried teaching physics to Jayotta's 2- and 3-year-old in an effort to get them to stop jumping on the couch, he says, "I like to inspire my nieces and nephews to think and broaden their horizons."
Jayotta asks, "Dr. Phil, how can I break through my brother's know-it-all attitude and get him to acknowledge my intelligence?"
Turning to Jafar, Dr. Phil says, "I'm not concerned about whether you're right or not. I'm concerned about your need to be right."
Jafar explains that as a young child he was placed in remedial classes, so, he explains, "I kind of had a vested interest in demonstrating that I'm not an idiot.
"Well, how long you do you have to play catch up? And at what point do you stop being controlled by the fact that you were misdiagnosed as a child?" Dr. Phil asks.
Before offering advice, Dr. Phil gives Jafar the benefit of the doubt, saying, "The only saving grace here is your brother is truly a nice guy!"
Then he suggests that Jayotta set a boundary. "I want you to make a deal with your brother that you only give her feedback and advice if and when she asks for it, and at no other time are you permitted to express your opinion," Dr. Phil says. "If whe wants your advice, feedback or input, she will ask for it. Unless and until she does, shut up!"