Dustin says that when he was 18, the state granted him temporary guardianship of his younger siblings, Chance and Nova, after their mother, Sonya, abandoned them. He claims he had already been taking care of his brother and sister for years because Sonya neglected them.

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Sonya denies the claim. She asserts her children always had enough to eat and claims she gave Chance and Nova to Dustin to take care of because "I wasn't capable of taking care of them anymore."

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Sonya says she was drinking heavily at the time. She claims she’s had multiple strokes and was fighting a brain tumor when she left Chance and Nova to go live in a homeless shelter.

"I did horribly bad things, and I know that," says Sonya, claiming she doesn’t remember a lot of what happened.

How does Dr. Phil respond when Sonya says she’s been trying to apologize to her kids for years?

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