Dr Phil: Repairing Your Relationships & Setting Parenting Priorities

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Dr Phil: Family Spread Too Thin

Jennifer is spread far too thin. After a house fire destroyed her home, her family splintered off into different places. Her biological children moved in with her parents and Jennifer took teen mom Tori in with her. Jennifer’s daughter Alyssa resented her mother for doing that. Tori used to be her friend and now the girls are clearly enemies.

Dr Phil wants Jennifer to step up and be a parent. She may feel like she’s spread so thin she can’t handle it, but she needs to be the beacon of strength for her family.

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Dr Phil: Repairing Your Relationships & Setting Parenting Priorities

Dr Phil wants Jennifer to kick out the live-ins and teenage boyfriends that are living in her home and set her priorities on her family.

Dr Phil: Adults Acting Like Children

It’s time for adults to act like adults, Dr Phil told Jennifer. She’s clearly spread too thin. There are 11 people living in her home and that’s too many. One of those people is Alyssa’s boyfriend, which Dr Phil thinks is a huge problem. It’s never good to let your 16-year-old move her boyfriend in with her.

The first step is to get a new home and then keep it to just biological and legal family. Jennifer needs to get a rein on her daughters. Alyssa is doing things with her boyfriend that she only just found out about. Her nine-year-old is wearing skimpy clothing and mingling with adult men in Jennifer’s home. The cherry on top is teen mom Tori living there. It’s an incubator for inappropriate behavior and teen parenting.

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Dr Phil’s Final Comments

Dr Phil told Jennifer she needs to heal her relationship with her daughter. She needs to create a plan of action and set her priorities on her family and kids, not other people. She should be using her resources well. Dr Phil is very adamant on getting the teenage live-ins and boyfriends out of her home.

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