John, a former high school star athlete, is now a penniless gambler who lives in his parents’ basement. The 25-year-old has lost $60,000 gambling, has no job and can’t support his girlfriend and three young sons. He admits he’s stolen money from his family and depends on his parents to support him.

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John’s mom, Shelly, admits she takes care of her son’s needs and says she doesn’t have the heart to kick him out.

Bobby, John’s older brother, says his mother is a huge part of the problem, and it’s time for her and John to be held accountable for their behavior.

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On Tuesday’s episode of Dr. Phil, Dr. Phil and life coach Mike Bayer make a plan for John to get his life back on track. After the show, Dr. Phil speaks with the audience about how a parent’s behavior can affect their child.

“Kids will do what you allow them to do,” Dr. Phil says.

Hear more in the video above. And, check here to see where you can watch this episode on Tuesday.

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Life Coach Mike Bayer Tells 25-Year-Old Gambling Addict Steps To Take To Change His Life