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          PLAYING Dr. Phil Explains How Teen Is Playing Self-Defeating Games

          Dr. Phil Explains How Teen Is Playing Self-Defeating Games


          December 12, 2017

          Kate says that she loves danger and trouble and likes to spend her time with gang members. She says that she doesn’t get along with her mom and stepdad and that they recently kicked her out of the house and that she’s now homeless.

          Her mom says she doesn’t understand how her daughter, who grew up in a white, middle-class neighborhood, turned into a thug who has had run-ins with the law, including being involved in a drive-by shooting.

          In the video above, Dr. Phil explains to Katelyn how her self-image is making a statement to the world. And, he explains how she plays the self-defeating game, “Get them before they get you.”

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          “That’s this thug deal, like, ‘I’m a badass,’ and so, you’ve just got that attitude. You’re not, but that’s the self-defeating nature of it. That’s not who you are, but that’s what you project,” Dr. Phil says. “And it’s because ‘I’m going to get you before you get me.’”

          Does Kate want to change her behavior? Check here to see where you can watch Tuesday’s episode.

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