Suzette says her son Dawson has put holes in the walls, knocked a bathroom door off the frame, has stolen her car, and has used a machete to tear up the house.
“As soon as you tell him ‘no’ he can’t have something, he turns into a demon on wheels,” Suzette says.

She also claims the 16-year-old is verbally abusive, calling her and his father names and telling them he wishes they were dead. She says things have gotten so bad, she and her husband, Greg, have given up trying to parent their son.
Dawson’s older sister Nichole says her parents are to blame for Dawson’s behavior. Hear why in the video above.
On Thursday’s episode of Dr. Phil, "Our Teen Refuses to Let Us Parent Him," hear why Dawson says hearing the word "no" makes his blood boil. And, what does Dr. Phil say he thinks could be causing some of Dawson’s behaviors? Check local listings to see where you can watch.

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