Ronald says he doesn’t know how much things cost, and he doesn’t care that his mother, Tyheisah, works 120 hours a week to pay for his $1,000 monthly allowance on top of housing, utilities, and upkeep. The 17-year-old says he “needs” his allowance raised to $1,500 per month so he can buy more designer clothes and merchandise.

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Tyheisah says her son has a habit of wearing things once, then throwing them away, which makes her feel like he doesn’t appreciate all that she does for him. She says she needs help learning to re-parent Ronald.

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“When you get children who are entitled, then you have to let them learn that those things are privileges that are to be earned,” says Dr. Phil in the video above.

Watch more from Thursday’s episode to see what Dr. Phil tells Tyheisah about the principles of “Commando Parenting,” and why Ronald says, “That’s not going to work.”

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