Scott and Tanya claim their 19-year-old daughter, Courtney, has been completely “brainwashed” and manipulated by her 18-year-old boyfriend, who they allege has bad intentions.

Courtney adamantly denies her parents’ claims and insists that they have done everything they can to invade her privacy, including tracking her phone, reading her text messages, eavesdropping on security cameras, and more.

Courtney says she wants her parents to trust her judgment, but her parents say they have genuine reasons to be concerned.

In The Bubble Over My Head video, Dr. Phil says once your child turns 18, you can no longer tell him or her what to do, but you can be an influencer, so you need to be in a position where you can talk to them.

“Your goal has to be to be heard – not agreed with,” he says.

Watch the video above to hear more, then check here to see more from Wednesday’s episode.

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