Sumyr says her 13-year-old son, Ash’s, behavior is out of control. She claims if he doesn’t get his way, he kicks, hits and bites – and he has even taken out his anger on the family pets.
After hearing from Sumyr’s mother, who claims the teen has never been violent in her care, and watching videos of the way Sumyr and her partner, Wayne, interact with Ash, Dr. Phil shares his thoughts on the situation.

“The problem here is in the parenting, not in the child,” Dr. Phil says. “You need to calm down and be predictable. You need to be role-playing how to problem solve … Your love for him needs to be unconditional, and he needs to know that.”
Hear more from Dr. Phil, including what he says he believes may be going on in Ash’s mind causing him to behave as he does, in the video above.
This episode, "Out of Control or Provoked!?," airs Thursday. Check local listings to see where you can watch.

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