“I may yell at my parents over some dumb stuff, but I feel like they try to make me mad and piss me off,” Ashlyn says, admitting that she has hit her father during an argument, but adds, “I have never put my hands on my mom.”
When it comes to staying out for extended periods of time, the teen says it’s partly because she feels she can’t communicate with her parents.
“I can’t talk to them about anything. I always have to go to my friends,” she says. “And they wonder why I’m with my friends all the time? I don’t feel loved when I’m with my parents at all.”
Watch the video above as Dr. Phil explains to Ashlyn why her behavior is more than just typical teenage behavior. Watch more from this show here.