Cassidy and her mom, Melinda, both agree that they don’t have the typical parent/child relationship
. Cassidy claims her mom has allowed her to drink and has even partied with her. Melinda admits to having a drink with her daughter and her friends but denies partying with her.TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Need help fixing a broken relationship?
When speaking with Dr. Phil on Thursday’s episode
, Melinda admits that she has blurred the boundaries as a parent
– but says she’s often at a loss with how to parent her teen and acts more like a sister or friend because she claims Cassidy likes her better that way.
In the video above, Cassidy tells Dr. Phil what she wants from her mom. And, Dr. Phil speaks to Melinda about her parenting style.WATCH: ‘If I’m Coming Clean About Myself Then You Need To Come Clean About Some Things Too,’ Teen Says To Mom
“I think you have abdicated your role as a parent,” Dr. Phil says to Melinda. “The thing about parenting is it’s not a popularity contest. That’s not your job. Your job as a parent is to prepare your child for the next level of life.”
Hear more of Dr. Phil's thoughts in the video above. This episode
airs Thursday. Check here
to see where you can watch.TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Do you need Dr. Phil to "get real" with someone?
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