Josh and Lena claim their son Cole, 15, is violent, has vandalized their home, and acts out against his mother and younger brothers. WATCH: Why Parents Claim 15-Year-Old Is Too Dangerous To Be Around His Younger BrothersTELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Life in crisis?
Cole denies his parents claims. He says they’re too strict, and give him “unreasonable punishment” when he doesn’t meet their expectations. Cole claims his father has pushed him down the stairs, slapped him, and tried to fight him in the yard of their home, which Josh denies.
Josh says disciplining Cole hasn’t worked for the last year. He says his wife, Lena, “Gives in because she doesn’t want to deal with all the stress and we have other kids that need our attention, and sometimes, it’s easier to look the other way.”
The couple says Cole has been kicked out of the homes of three different relatives and three separate schools in the last year, due to behaviors such as underage drinking, and disciplinary issues. The teenager isn’t currently allowed to live at home because his parents claim he’s a danger to Lena and his siblings. WATCH
: ‘I Just Don’t Know What It Was That We Did Wrong,’ Says Mom Of Raising Teen She Claims Is Out Of Control
When Dr. Phil says, “It seems like you’re trying to get other people to raise your son,” how do Josh and Lena respond?
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‘I Just Don’t Know What It Was That We Did Wrong,’ Says Mom Of Raising Teen She Claims Is Out Of Control