Teen Says When Mom Took Electronics, It Made Her Want To Do ‘More Bad Things’
Marissa admits she’s made “a lot of bad choices in the past,” like stealing her mom’s car nine times, sneaking out in the middle of the night, and getting into a fight that got her suspended from school for three days. But she says sometimes she acts out because her mom is overprotective.
“Last year, I had a boyfriend, and my mom wouldn’t let me hang out, so I decided to sneak over there,” the 15-year-old says. “When my mom took all of my electronics for five months, it made me want to do more bad things.”
Hear more about Marissa's relationship with her mother in the video above.
On Thursday's episode of Dr. Phil, "'How Do I Parent My ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ Daughter?'," watch as Marissa tells her mother what she needs from her. Plus, one of the world’s leading child behavioral experts, Dr. Michele Borba, works closely with Dr. Phil to impart potentially life-changing advice to Heather and her daughter. Check local listings to see where you can tune in.