Woman Says The Way Her Husband Parents Their Teen, ‘It Affects Her Self-Esteem’

Robert and Cynthia say their 15-year-old daughter, Sadara, started getting into trouble three years ago after the family relocated to a new state. They say their daughter, a one-time straight-A student, has virtually dropped out of school, run away from home repeatedly, stolen from them and others, and wound up serving nine months in juvenile detention on a charge of grand theft auto.

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The couple, who is currently separated, each claim the other’s parenting is to blame for Sadara’s behaviors.

“Robert loses it and demands that our daughter act appropriately all the time,” says Cynthia, who describes her husband as “a no-nonsense disciplinarian.”

“I will call Sadara on her stuff, but Cindy just wants to coddle her,” claims Robert. “She lets Sadara do what she wants, and it drives me nuts.”

Cynthia says the way Robert parents, “I sometimes think that it affects her self-esteem and it makes her act out even more.”

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Teen Claims Her Father’s Discipline Includes Shackling Her Ankles And Calling Her Names

Mom Claims Her Daughter’s Life Has Become ‘A Parent’s Worst Nightmare’

Cynthia says she always had a close relationship with her 15-year-old daughter, Sadara, but that changed three years ago after Cynthia, her husband, Robert, and Sadara moved to a new state.

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Cynthia claims that’s when Sadara began drinking, smoking pot and running away from home. “My daughter’s life has become a parent’s worst nightmare,” she says

She claims Sadara stole her car and wrecked it, causing over $5,000 in damage. “Earlier this year, she even stole our neighbor’s vehicle. She had been drinking and led the police on a high-speed chase. Sadara hit three parked cars and fled the scene.”

Charged with grand theft auto, the teenager spent nine months in a juvenile detention center.

Robert claims Sadara and her friends also took around $30,000 in valuables from their home, including jewelry and two loaded handguns, resulting in the SWAT team getting involved.

At 15, Sadara’s parents, Cynthia and Robert, claim she’s a chronic runaway and school dropout who has been getting into trouble for years. The teenager served nine months in a juvenile detention facility for grand theft auto, then recently went back for a probation violation.

Sadara claims that getting into trouble is her reaction to feeling like she has no value in her family. She claims that Robert is a tough disciplinarian who calls her names, has cut her hair, and even shackled her ankles to stop her from sneaking out at night. “He treats me like I’m nothing to him,” she says.

“Sadara manipulates everybody in her life,” claims Robert. He says his daughter isn’t the victim of a traumatic childhood but rather a smart, calculating teenager who needs to be stopped when she acts out. “She was raised right. She knows right from wrong,” he continues.

Cynthia and Robert are currently separated, and Robert says it’s because Sadara doesn’t want him there. Does Sadara admit she’s tried to get her parents to break up? Tune in to Tuesday’s Dr. Phil. 

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Why A Teenager Says She Fears She Could End Up In Jail For The Rest Of Her Life

“I miss the wonderful, bubbly girl that she used to be,” says Cynthia of her 15-year-old daughter, Sadara. She says she wants her daughter back the way she was before Sadara started running away from home, stealing cars and getting arrested.

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“If things don’t change and her life continues to spiral in this direction,” Cynthia continues, “I fear that I’m going to get a phone call that she’s dead.” Sadara claims she wants to change, but says she doesn’t know how.

“My greatest fear is that the next time I get in trouble I may not be able to wiggle my way around them, and I’ll end up sitting in jail for the rest of my life,” says the teen. “I’m tired of hurting everyone else, including myself.”

When Dr. Phil refers Sadara to Turnabout Ranch for an opportunity to change her self-destructive behaviors, will she accept the offer?

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Mom Claims Her Daughter’s Life Has Become ‘A Parent’s Worst Nightmare’

Dr. Phil Questions Guest About Conduct With Production Staff

Sadara says she’s been in trouble most of the last three years. The 15-year-old admits to smoking, drinking, stealing and repeatedly running away from home. She claims she acts out because her father, Robert, calls her names, has shackled her ankles to prevent her from sneaking out at night and treats her like she’s “nothing” to him.

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Robert admits he’s a strict disciplinarian. He says that’s because Sadara needs to “straighten up her act.”

On Tuesday’s episode, Dr. Phil asks Robert, “Are you coming here seeking solutions?”

“Yes, I am,” says Robert.

“I’m questioning that because your conduct since you have been here does not suggest to me that you’re taking it seriously,” replies Dr. Phil.

Watch the video above to hear how Robert responds when he’s asked about reports he was disrespectful toward members of the Dr. Phil staff.

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Why A Teenager Says She Fears She Could End Up In Jail For The Rest Of Her Life

‘I Want To Change Myself, I Just Don’t Know How,’ Says Teen With Multiple Arrests

Sadara admits she’s run away from home dozens of times, hangs out with a “bad crowd,” smokes, drinks, steals and has been in trouble with the law. She claims she’s addicted to behaving badly because she doesn’t feel like she has any value in her family.

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“I can do what I want as I want, how I please, ‘cause it is my life; and at the end of the day, I have to face the consequences, and nobody else does,” says the teen who served a nine-month sentence in juvenile detention center and was recently sent back for a probation violation.

On Tuesday’s episode. , Dr. Phil introduces retired Michigan circuit court judge Mary Ann “Scary Mary” Chrzanowski to the conversation. The judge is known for her work with both adult and juvenile offenders.

“What’s ahead for her if she stays on this current route?” asks Dr. Phil.

“You know that juvenile detention center that she hated so much? That was a country club,” says Chrzanowski Noting that Sadara will soon be turning 16, she adds, “If the crime is serious enough, then you’ll go to the state prison system.” “I want to change myself, I just don’t know how ‘cause I’ve gotten so far down this path,” says the teenager. “I know it starts off with not doing that stuff, but it’s also trying to get away from just the life in general and finding out how to care again.”

Does Dr. Phil say he has a plan to help Sadara turn her life around? 

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Dr. Phil Questions Guest About Conduct With Production Staff

Teen Claims Getting In Trouble Is Her Reaction To Feeling Like She Has No Value In Her Family

At 15, Sadara’s parents, Cynthia and Robert, claim she’s a chronic runaway and school dropout who has been getting into trouble for years. The teenager served nine months in a juvenile detention facility for grand theft auto, then recently went back for a probation violation.

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Sadara claims that getting into trouble is her reaction to feeling like she has no value in her family. She claims that Robert is a tough disciplinarian who calls her names, has cut her hair, and even shackled her ankles to stop her from sneaking out at night. “He treats me like I’m nothing to him,” she says.

“Sadara manipulates everybody in her life,” claims Robert. He says his daughter isn’t the victim of a traumatic childhood but rather a smart, calculating teenager who needs to be stopped when she acts out. “She was raised right. She knows right from wrong,” he continues.

Cynthia and Robert are currently separated, and Robert says it’s because Sadara doesn’t want him there. Does Sadara admit she’s tried to get her parents to break up?   Tune in to Tune in to Tuesday’s Dr. Phil. 

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’I Want To Change Myself, I Just Don’t Know How,’ Says Teen With Multiple Arrests

Teen Claims Her Father’s Discipline Includes Shackling Her Ankles And Calling Her Names

Sadara says she started getting into trouble three years ago when her family relocated to another state. “I definitely felt very distant from my parents. They were too busy working while I was home alone or outside trying to find friends,” says the 15-year-old.



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A chronic runaway who admits she smokes, drinks and has spent time in juvenile detention for stealing, Sadara claims her father, Robert, goes too far with his discipline, spanking her, cutting her hair, shackling her ankles with chains, and calling her names.

“My father called me a lot of names from ‘fat bitch’ to a ‘lazy whore,’” continues the teenager. “My mom, most of the time, would side with my dad or she wouldn’t say anything at all, and I felt degraded and worthless. I felt like I had no value in the family. I got mixed up with the wrong crowd seeking attention since I wasn’t finding it in my home.”

Sadara says that for her, getting into trouble is an addiction. “It’s something that I feel I cannot stop without any type of help,” she claims.

Does she tell Dr. Phil she’s ready to turn her life around?

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Teen Claims Getting In Trouble Is Her Reaction To Feeling Like She Has No Value In Her Family

Why A Mom Of Three Says She’s At Risk Of Going To Jail

Pamela says she’s at risk of going to jail for refusing to allow her ex, Justin, to have his court-ordered, unsupervised visitations with their three children.

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She claims Justin was physically abusive to her while they were dating, and is now abusing their kids.“My children tell me that they have been smacked, locked out of the house, nearly drowned, and abused,” she claims.

Continuing, Pamela claims she’s filed multiple police reports and reported Justin to the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), “But it completely gets thrown out because there’s no physical evidence.”

Justin adamantly denies Pamela’s allegations. He claims she’s been coaching their kids to say he’s abused them, which she denies.

Pamela claims Justin is dangerous. She says she’ll “do anything” to protect her children from their father, but does she say she’s willing to go to jail? Tune in to Monday’s Dr. Phil.

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‘They’re All Lies,’ Says Man Whose Ex Claims He Abuses Their Children

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Pamela says in just nine days, she is likely going to jail for not complying with court orders because she refuses to allow her ex, Justin, his court-ordered visitations with their children.

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Pamela says she believes Justin is a dangerous narcissist who she claims has locked the kids out of the house and attempted to drown their oldest daughter in the pool. Pamela says she will do whatever it takes to protect her kids from Justin, even if that means going to jail.

Justin claims Pamela is a hateful, controlling, bitter ex, who has brainwashed their children into making up stories, and says Pamela’s claims of abuse are lies! These parents have been back and forth to court and claim nothing has been resolved. So, who is telling the truth?

Is Justin an abusive father, or is Pamela a jealous ex, making up stories for revenge? Can Dr. Phil get these parents on the same page for the sake of their children? Find out!

Watch the video above to see Dr. Phil’s final thoughts on this show, then check here to find out where you can watch Monday’s episode.

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Why A Mom Of Three Says She’s At Risk Of Going To Jail

Dr. Phil To Former Couple Battling Over Their Children: ‘There’s Unfinished Emotional Business Between The Two Of You’

Justin claims his ex, Pamela, is coaching their three children to say he abuses them and is violating a court order by refusing to allow him visitation. He admits to sending Pamela offensive texts because he says she’s not willing to co-parent with him.

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Pamela denies telling the children to say they’ve been abused by Justin and claims they’ve told her they’re scared of their dad. She says she’s at risk of going to jail for refusing Justin visitation but claims she’s willing to go if it will protect her kids. They say they have a court date scheduled just days after meeting with Dr. Phil.

Telling Pamela that she is in defiance of the judge, and Justin that his texts to Pamela have called his character into question, Dr. Phil warns the former couple, “Both of you are facing danger.”

Continuing, he says “I would grow up, and be mature enough to know that there’s unfinished emotional business between the two of you, you still have open wounds, you still have anger, you still have bitterness. You are not being fiduciaries for those children because you are still venting anger, hurt, all of these things that caused you to break up.”

Does he convince the pair to try to work out a co-parenting plan? Tune in to Monday’s Dr. Phil.

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Mom Says She Didn’t Coach Kids To Claim Their Dad Abused Them. Do The Polygraph Results Back Her Up? 

‘I Have Not Coached My Children,’ Insists Mom Who Claims Her Ex Abuses Them

Justin claims his ex, Pamela, is coaching their three children into making false allegations of abuse against him, which Pamela denies.

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On Monday’s episode, Dr. Phil shares documentation from a court appointed guardian ad litem (GAL) for Justin and Pamela’s children.

The report says, in part, “I find it of great concern that the children all reported stories of Justin’s actions to me in the same order, in the same detail when I met them – with them. This is not mere coincidence. Children do not work that way. The children have been coached, in my opinion, and that is unacceptable.”

“I have not coached my children,” insists Pamela.

When Dr. Phil says “Those children are reciting a story,” how does she respond?

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Dr. Phil To Former Couple Battling Over Their Children: ‘There’s Unfinished Emotional Business Between The Two Of You’ 

Dad Responds To Video Of Children Claiming He Abused Them

Pamela claims her children have nightmares and have been diagnosed with PTSD because their father, Justin, has been abusive to them.

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“They like spending time, and seeing their dad but they feel uncomfortable with spending the night, and staying long periods. Now if you were to mention that you’re gonna go stay with your dad, they would break down and cry,” she claims on Monday’s Dr. Phil.

Watch the video above to hear what Justin and Pamela’s children claim they’ve experienced while visiting their father during an interview with the show’s producers.

Justin vehemently denies Pamela’s accusations. How does he respond to his children’s allegations of abuse?

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‘I Have Not Coached My Children,’ Insists Mom Who Claims Her Ex Abuses Them 

Man Denies Relationship With His Ex Was Abusive; Accuses Her Of Coaching Their Kids

Pamela claims she endured emotional, verbal and physical abuse throughout her six-year relationship with Justin, and now claims he’s abusing their three children.

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She says she’s reported Justin for abusing their children to police and the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) multiple times but claims the investigations have been inconclusive because of a “lack of physical evidence.”

“They pretty much said that I would have to have like a picture of this happening, or a film of this happening,” she tells Dr. Phil on Monday’s episode.

Justin says his relationship with Pamela was not abusive and denies her claims that he abuses their children now. He claims Pamela is coaching their children to say they’ve been abused.

Pamela denies Justin’s accusation but admits to denying him his court-ordered visitation which she says puts her at risk for going to jail.

Does Dr. Phil have a plan to help this former couple resolve their differences and learn to co-parent in peace?

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Dad Responds To Video Of Children Claiming He Abused Them

‘They’re All Lies,’ Says Man Whose Ex Claims He Abuses Their Children

Pamela says she’d do anything to protect her three children from their father, Justin, who she claims is abusive and dangerous. She says she’s currently at risk of going to jail for refusing to allow him to have his court-ordered visitation.

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“They’re all lies. I’ve never abused my children,” claims Justin who says he hasn’t had visitation with his children in over five months. He claims Pamela coached their kids to say they are being abused, which she denies.

“The judge took my three children back to his chambers, talked to them, came out, said, ‘Pamela, you are coaching your children.’ Now her only way of revenge is to use the kids as pawns against me.”

“I just want to have a relationship that father and kids are supposed to have,” says Justin, adding “I’ll never be able to get back the time that she stole from me.” Why does Justin claim Pamela is trying to turn their children against him?

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Man Denies Relationship With His Ex Was Abusive; Accuses Her Of Coaching Their Kids

‘I Was Rich And Gorgeous, Now I’m Just Broke And Fat’

“My husband, Steve and I, had it all,” says Carrie. “We had two beautiful children, who went to the best private schools. We lived in a nice 3,000 square foot home with four bedrooms in an exclusive community just outside New York City.” Carrie says they drove high-end cars, went on lavish vacations and she would spend her days shopping for designer clothes.

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But four years ago, Carrie says her extravagant lifestyle came to a halt when Steve, a successful lawyer who made more than a half-million dollars a year, quit his job to start a legal cannabis business – and she says “everything went away.”

“In my past, I’ve had some issues with drinking. I’ve been in and out of rehab for alcohol use. I was so upset, I was just drinking our problems away,” Carrie admits. “I feel like my life has completely fallen apart.”

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Steve, who says Carrie “checked out of her desire to be a mother,” has custody of the children.

Separated from her husband and estranged from her children, Carrie moved in with her parents. “I don’t even recognize myself. I put on at least 150 pounds,” she shares. “I was rich and gorgeous, now I’m just broke and fat. I’m a complete riches to rags story, and I don’t know what to do.”

On Friday’s episode of Dr. Phil, Carrie makes a confession to her family. What does she reveal and how will they react? Check here to see where you can watch.

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Man Claims Estranged Wife Is ‘Uninvolved Mother, Constantly Drunk’

Attorney Offers Advice To Family Torn Apart By Mom’s Excessive Drinking

Carrie says her life is in a downward spiral. She admits she drinks to excess, has no money and is estranged from her husband and children, with whom she says she wants to rebuild her relationship.

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On Friday’s episode of Dr. Phil, Ann-Margaret Carrozza, asset protection attorney and author of Love and Money, Protecting Yourself from Angry Exes, Wacky Relatives, Con Artists and Inner Demons, offers Carrie advice on how she can regain some financial control in her life.

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“I would sell some of those designer clothes, generate some cash, open up a savings account, give your parents some money towards utilities,” Ann-Margaret tells Carrie. “You’re going to start to feel more in control. Yes, it’s a tiny thing, but, you know how when they say, when money’s a problem, everything’s a problem. When you have control over your money, you start to feel a little bit stronger and maybe better able to tackle the other areas of your life.”

Hear more of Ann-Margaret’s advice for Carrie and her family in the video above. And on Friday, will Carrie agree that it’s time to change her behavior? Watch more here.

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How Dr. Phil’s Virtual Reality Tool Can Help Former Addicts Transition To The Real World After Rehab

How Dr. Phil’s Virtual Reality Tool Can Help Former Addicts Transition To The Real World After Rehab

“Anybody can be a star in rehab,” Dr. Phil says. “The problem is transformation to the outside. It’s that transition to the outside world.”

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So Dr. Phil created a virtual reality tool to help former addicts transition to the real world after rehab and to prepare for trigger situations.

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“I know that people are going to get in high-risk situations once they get out, and I want to be there in a patient’s head, training folks on how to handle those high-risk situations,” Dr. Phil says. “It offers a unique experience so patients can sit down in a face-to-face setting with me without ever leaving the safety of the facility.”

In the video above from Friday’s episode, Dr. Phil explains more about his innovative program to Carrie, who admits she has a problem with alcohol and has been to rehab numerous times but struggles to stay sober.

Watch more from this episode here.

To find out more about Dr. Phil’s virtual reality tool and where it’s offered, visit DrPhil.Rehab.

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Woman Makes Confession To Her Family

Mom Says She Didn’t Coach Kids To Claim Their Dad Abused Them. Do The Polygraph Results Back Her Up?

Pamela says she has refused to allow her ex, Justin, to have his court-ordered visitation with their three children because she claims he’s abusive to them. She says she’s reported Justin to the police and the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), multiple times, “But it completely gets thrown out because there’s no physical evidence.”

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Justin denies Pamela’s accusations of abuse claiming that she has coached their children to make false allegations against him. A court-appointed guardian ad litem for the former couple’s three children has also rendered an opinion that they’ve been coached.

“I haven’t been coaching them; I haven’t been telling them to say these things. I wouldn’t put my kids through that,” says Pamela.

When Dr. Phil reads the results of a polygraph test that was administered to Pamela prior to taping, will they back up her claim of innocence?


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Woman’s Powerful Message To Sister-In-Law Who Drinks And Is Estranged From Her Children

“Before I became a mother, I used to look at Carrie and think I want to be a mom just like her. She was so wonderful,” says Beth of her sister-in-law. “Now, I look at her and I can’t believe the difference.”

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Carrie admits she drinks to excess and that her life has “completely fallen apart.” She’s estranged from her husband and children, lives at home with her parents and has gained more than 100 pounds.

“Once Carrie starts drinking, the parenting stops,” Beth claims. “The last couple of years, Carrie has almost entirely abandoned her children.”

WATCH: Letter 13-Year-Old Wrote To Estranged Mom

When Beth sees Carrie on Dr. Phil’s stage, she doesn’t hold back her feelings. Hear her powerful message for Carrie about her parenting and how it’s affecting her children. How does Carrie respond? Is she ready to change her behavior? Check here to see where you can watch Friday’s episode of Dr. Phil.

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Woman Makes Confession To Her Family