Brittney says she thinks high school is a “joke,” so she dropped out after failing ninth grade. But the 16-year-old says, “I feel like I have a bright future ahead of me.”TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Kids in Crisis?
The teen says she’s going to go to school to get her GED. “It counts just as much as a high school diploma,” she says, adding that she has plans to go to college for cosmetology and crime scene investigation. She also says she wants to be a YouTube star and has three channels already.WATCH: 16-Year-Old High School Dropout Says Her ‘Dream’ Is To Become A YouTube Star
When her parents, Tim and Kimber, with whom she has a rocky relationship, tell Dr. Phil they’re surprised to hear that the teen has career ambitions, Brittney fires back.
“They’re not a part of my life; they’re not going to be a part of my future. My dad is. That one over there is not,” Brittney says, referring to her mom whom she calls by her first name because she says she doesn’t “see her as a mom.”
“She’s a psychopath,” Brittney continues. “I honestly wish she would be locked away, throw away the key, never come back ever again.” WATCH: ‘We Have Not Parented Well’ Says Mom Of ‘Out-Of-Control’ Teen Daughter
Watch more of their exchange in the video above. And on Thursday’s episode of Dr. Phil
, find out why Brittney’s grandparents say they agree with her that her mom is partially to blame for her issues. Can Dr. Phil help this family come together to help give Brittney a positive future? Check here
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