Christa says that since her soon-to-be ex-husband, John, moved out of the house two years ago, their 16-year-old son, Jake, has dropped out of band, refuses to go to school, has become addicted to video games, and is aggressive, defiant and violent. TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Problems with your teen?
“I am afraid of Jake at this point,” says Christa, adding, “Things have gotten so bad that I have had to call the police twice.”
She says the divorce “Has really affected Jake in a negative way.”
Christa and John agree they aren’t on the same page when it comes to parenting their son. WATCH: Today’s Takeaway: Divorcing? Don’t Put Kids In The Middle
Why do they each blame each other for the change in Jake’s behavior?
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