John says his 16-year-old son, Jake, “Seems lost.”
He claims that since he and Jake’s mom, Christa, separated two years ago, the teenager, who lives with his mother, resists going to school, is addicted to video games, and has become physically aggressive with family members. TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Problems with your teen?
John says he and Christa are “Not always on the same page” when it comes to parenting Jake.
“I think it’s hard for her to control him,” John says of his soon-to-be ex-wife, adding that Jake “Doesn’t have a whole lot of respect for Christa.” WATCH: Why A Mom Says She’s Afraid Of Teenage Son
He claims that Christa is “The classic helicopter parent,” overprotective, and disciplining Jake and his sister, while he is “More of the friend of the kids.” WATCH: Today’s Takeaway: Divorcing? Don’t Put Kids In The Middle
John claims that Christa is trying to alienate Jake from him, which she denies. Why does Christa claim that she had to “ban” John from texting her?
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