As a parent, you want the best for your child. But once your child becomes 18, Dr. Phil says it’s important to recognize that parenting changes.

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“Now, you’re just an influencer. All you can do is suggest what they do; you can’t control it,” Dr. Phil says. This is especially true when it comes to your child’s romantic relationships. “The harder you press, particularly about relationships, you just chased them into that person’s arms.”

Hear more of Dr. Phil’s advice in the video above.
On Friday, he speaks with Dawn, who claims her daughter’s fiancé is alienating and “brainwashing” her. Her daughter says Dawn’s claims are unfounded and her mother needs to trust her and her decisions. Watch more here.