Jody and Mike say their daughter, Michelle, used to be a well-behaved honor roll student. But now, they claim she drinks, uses drugs, dates older men and is a habitual runaway.TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Know someone with outrageous behavior?
The couple admits they spoiled the now 14-year-old while she was growing up and they believe that may be contributing to her behavior. At their wits’ end with how to parent their daughter, they turn to Dr. Phil for help
Dr. Phil offers his insights. “I often hear people say that, you know, ‘My child was just wonderful until somebody just flipped a switch,’” he says. “I have never seen a child go to bed an angel and wake up a demon.”WATCH: How Parents Say They Learned Their 14-Year-Old Is Dating 18-Year-Old
Dr. Phil questions the parents about some early signs that may have indicated their daughter’s behavior was changing. “Isn’t it your job to know if you have a 10-year-old smoking dope?” he asks.
On Thursday’s episode
, hear from Michelle and why she says she continues to run away. And, what does her 18-year-old boyfriend say about violating the law by dating a minor? And on Friday
, hear about an explosive conversation between Mike and Paul, his daughter's boyfriend. Plus, the drama continues backstage. Check here
to see where you can watch.TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Is your family a stressed mess?
Why 14-Year-Old Says She Runs Away From Home Regularly