Sandra claims her 44-year-old daughter, Shaela, lost custody of her 8-year-old son after she began exhibiting some “really strange” behaviors. Then, claims Sandra, Shaela was banned from the child’s school after she verbally attacked the staff. The boy is now being cared for by his father, but Shaela claims child protective services didn’t take her son away – her family did.

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“You engage others in really combative exchanges,” Dr. Phil tells Shaela on Thursday’s episode.

How does she respond when he asks her whether she’s accountable for the fact that her son is not with her?

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