Jennifer says her son, Alex, has had behavior issues since he was little, but now that he spends hours playing violent video games, his behavior has become 10 times worse. She says she’s given him a computer, gaming consoles and a cell phone, but he acts “very abusive and disrespectful” toward her. She says the 12-year-old has even locked her out of the house demanding she bring him Starbucks and tried to set the house on fire. She says she now worries he may become a school shooter.TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Problems with your teen?
After pointing out to Jennifer that she is giving Alex the games, equipment and money for extras, Dr. Phil says to her, “You’re the one providing him the games that you think are dysfunctional.”WATCH: Mom Says 12-Year-Old Son Is ‘Addicted And Obsessed With Violent Video Games’
Continuing, Dr. Phil says, “You just don’t reward bad behavior.”
Has Jennifer given up on parenting Alex? Hear more of her conversation with Dr. Phil in the video above. And on Friday’s episode
, meet Alex. Check here
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'My Son Is The Boss Of Me,' Says Woman About Her 12-Year-Old