September 25, 2017
Emma says her parents, Bill and Jen, think she’s out of control – but she doesn’t. “I feel like I’m a really good kid and most of the rules that they set, I feel like I follow,” she says. “I think their idea of being out of control is smoking too much and just being out all day.”
TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Chaos in your life?
Bill and Jen say Emma’s behaviors include smoking marijuana, joyriding, drinking, drug use, stealing from family members, and assaulting her grandfather. They also claim she’s a bad influence on her younger sister, Meredith.
“This is not all you, I can tell you that,” Dr. Phil assures the 18-year-old.” There’s two sides to this, and they’ve got a lot of ownership in this, and you’ve got a lot of ownership in this.”
What’s her response when he asks, “Do you think that, that a child, a teenager – whatever -should respect and obey their parents, particularly if they’re going to live in their house?”
Part one of this two-part episode airs Monday. Check here to find out where you can watch.