At 15, Sadara’s parents, Cynthia and Robert, claim she’s a chronic runaway and school dropout who has been getting into trouble for years. The teenager served nine months in a juvenile detention facility for grand theft auto, then recently went back for a probation violation.

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Sadara claims that getting into trouble is her reaction to feeling like she has no value in her family. She claims that Robert is a tough disciplinarian who calls her names, has cut her hair, and even shackled her ankles to stop her from sneaking out at night. “He treats me like I’m nothing to him,” she says.

“Sadara manipulates everybody in her life,” claims Robert. He says his daughter isn’t the victim of a traumatic childhood but rather a smart, calculating teenager who needs to be stopped when she acts out. “She was raised right. She knows right from wrong,” he continues.

Cynthia and Robert are currently separated, and Robert says it’s because Sadara doesn’t want him there. Does Sadara admit she’s tried to get her parents to break up?   Tune in to Tune in to Tuesday's Dr. Phil. 

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