Dakota, 16, says she smokes marijuana every day, skips school and does whatever she wants.

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Her mother, Cydney, claims Dakota, is “defiant” and a “brat” who has punched her in the face. She says she’s been forced to physically restrain Dakota “in self-defense.”

“When you get physical with a child, you lose,” Dr. Phil tells Cydney. “You have taken things to the most basic level of interaction that you could possibly do.”

Does he have a plan to help Cydney and Dakota repair their relationship?

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