“Our lives are being turned upside down by our 15-year-old son, Dawson,” says Dawn.
“Dawson is dangerous, and he’s completely out of control,” adds Chris, Dawn’s husband and Dawson’s father.

The parents say their once preppy son who loved baseball, fishing and dirt bikes, changed two years ago when they moved to a new town. Now, they say he smokes pot, has sold pills, is “fascinated” with guns and is “trying to be a gangster.”
“Our house has, basically, turned into a prison,” says Dawn. “We even purchased cuffs to keep him in the house. We haven’t used them yet.”
“My biggest fear is he’s going to end up in jail or end up dead,” Chris says.
Hear more of their story in the video above. What does Dawson say about his behavior? Hear more on Tuesday’s episode of Dr. Phil, and see what happens when Dr. Phil presents a group of people to Dawson to explain the consequences of dangerous behavior. Check here to see where you can tune in.

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