With many of the nation’s schools closed and millions of children forced to stay home due to home isolation and social distancing to stop the spread of the coronavirus, parenting challenges are on the rise as many parents have found themselves home with their children all the time.

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Marion says being locked up with her four children, ages 7, 8, 11 and 13, is driving her crazy. “It’s just been a new dynamic having all of them home, all day long, all week long, and they are just going a little stir crazy,” she says on Tuesday’s episode of Dr. Phil. “I feel like I’m entertaining them all the time.”

Per the CDC’s guidelines, which Dr. Phil takes very seriously, he has shut down taping in studio with guests and is recording alone in his “man cave,” with guests joining via video conference and his crew working remotely. He tells Marion she needs to require more of her children. “You need to sit these children down, and you need to let them know, ‘Listen, I didn’t create this situation, but we’re in it, and each of you has a responsibility. And, we need to talk about what that is,’” he says.

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In the video above, he offers eight tips for handling meltdowns with children.
On Tuesday, hear Dr. Phil’s parenting advice for teens trying to cope with losing their senior year of high school, parents struggling to turn their homes into classrooms and more. Check here to see where you can watch.
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