February 28, 2017
At 15 years old, Madison’s parents say she has already been charged four times with domestic abuse for physically attacking her dad, Tom. Her mom, Karen, claims Madison had stolen their car over 30 times. Karen also says her daughter was recently involved in an 80-mile-per-hour car crash with friends, where it’s alleged both drugs and a firearm were present.
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An offer is made to enroll Madison in Center for Discovery, a residential therapeutic program for teens and women in crisis.
As Madison walks off the Dr. Phil stage for the second time during taping, Tom and Karen agree: sending her to a residential program is the right thing to do for their daughter. Once backstage a sobbing Madison insists, “I don’t want to go somewhere where I don’t know anybody.”
“We don’t have the resources to help you,” Karen replies.
Madison and her 13-year-old sister, Liz, both object to their parents’ decision to send Madison to Center for Discovery. What happens when Liz escalates the argument and begins swearing at Tom and Karen? This episode of Dr. Phil airs Thursday. Check here to find out where you can watch.