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          PLAYING Parents Deny Teen’s Claim That Dad Uses Physical Punishment To Discipline

          Parents Deny Teen’s Claim That Dad Uses Physical Punishment To Discipline


          August 31, 2018

          Lena says her 15-year-old son, Cole, has been kicked out of three homes and three different schools – including military school – all within the last year. Her husband, Josh, claims Cole threatens Lena, has violent outbursts and has vandalized their home.

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          Cole says his parents are too strict and give him “unreasonable punishment” when he doesn’t meet their expectations. He claims it’s Josh who is violent – not him.

          “His idea of discipline is physical punishment. My dad will not listen to my side at all. He’s just pushed me to the point where I’m going to push back,” says the teenager.

          Cole claims his father has pushed him down the stairs, tried to fight him in the yard, and slapped him on multiple occasions, which Lena and Josh vehemently deny.

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          After watching a video in which Josh says that the 15-year-old is “psychotic,” what does Dr. Phil say to Josh and Lena about the message they’re sending?

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