Fifteen-year-old Rivers, his mom, Angie, and dad, Hunter, meet backstage after taping with Dr. Phil. TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Do you need Dr. Phil to “get real” with someone?
The couple claims he calls them names, refuses to go to school, and acts out violently
; intimidating them, and putting their younger children at risk
, and have determined to take Dr. Phil’s referral to Turn-About-Ranch
; an adolescent treatment center with a focus on helping teens develop emotional and behavioral accountability.
“I swear I will change everything if you just let me stay home. I just want to be around everybody” says Rivers, pleading with his parents not to send him away. “ ‘Cause I feel like if I learn how to be good around y’all, then I’ll be good.” Will Angie and Hunter stick by their decision
to send Hunter to Turn-About-Ranch
? This episode airs Thursday. Check here to find out where you can watch.
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