Aja says her mother, Janet, a self-described recovering drug addic
t who currently lives with Aja and her husband, Andy, often complains when she’s asked to help care for their children. TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Huge family drama?
“You act like ‘poor, poor Aja,’ when in actuality, I do babysit your children,” says the 57-year-old. “I don’t know how you expect me to be this—just because I’m sober—I’m going to be some stellar grandmother when I didn’t even know how to be a mother.”
Janet admits she wasn’t a good parent
to Aja or her sister Ashley. She claims it’s because she stopped maturing when she started using drugs as a teenager.
Aja claims her mother uses her history of drug addiction as an excuse
for not knowing how to be mother or grandmother. How does Janet respond when Aja tells her it’s time for her to “figure it out”?
to find out where you can watch Thursday’s Dr. Phil. TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Enough is enough! Why Adult Daughter Says It’s Her Sister’s Turn To Take Care Of Their Mom