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          PLAYING Why A Teen Says He Doesn’t Feel Like He Can ‘Do School Right Now’

          Why A Teen Says He Doesn’t Feel Like He Can ‘Do School Right Now’


          September 27, 2018

          John and Christa say since they separated two years ago their 16-year-old son, Jake, has dropped out of band, refuses to go to school, punches holes in the walls, is physically aggressive with family members, and has become addicted to video games.

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          “I truly think I am addicted to video games,” agrees Jake. He says, “I don’t feel like I can do school right now. It’s very difficult for me.”

          Acknowledging that he recently got into a physical altercation with his dad, Jake says it bothers him that his parents are divorcing.

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          “It’s very upsetting to me. Very sad,” he says, adding, “I would love to see my parents get back together one day. I just don’t think it will ever happen.”

          What does Jake say caused him to fight with John?

          Plus, when Jake is told the family will be appearing on Dr. Phil, he tells Christa he won’t go. Watch the video above to see what he says after a transport team is brought in to escort him to Los Angeles.

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