Christa says she’s been in a divorce battle with her husband, John, for two years, and their 16-year-old son, Jake, is well aware of the chaos in the household. TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Chaos in your life?
Jake says he prefers to play video games 24/7 to keep his mind off the family’s troubles. WATCH: Specialist Claims Gaming Addiction Is A ‘Symptom’ Of Underlying Cause And Condition
According to his parents, Jake is currently refusing to go to school and band, and he went from being an honor roll student to failing some classes. They also claim he’s been getting violent with the family.
In Today’s Takeaway, Dr. Phil reminds viewers and the studio audience why it’s important to make sure kids whose parents are divorcing “See that there’s somebody there stable enough to run the business of the family.”
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