Ginger, a mom to an 8- and 5-year-old, is currently living on the streets. The 24-year-old admits that her lifestyle choices, including drinking, using drugs and working as a stripper and prostitute, have “ruined” her life. So, she says she allowed her children to live with her mom, Shannon, as co-guardian.

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Now, however, Ginger’s half-sister, Emily, says she doesn’t believe Shannon’s home is the best place for the kids – and she and her husband want temporary custody.

Dr. Charles Sophy, psychiatrist, member of the Dr. Phil Advisory Board, and retired Medical Director for the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, tells the family why they don’t want to take their custody battle to the courts. And, Dr. Phil shares parental fitness factors that determine if a household is suitable for children.

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Is Ginger ready to get her life back on track and get her kids back? Check here to see where you can watch Tuesday’s episode.

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