Dr Phil: Clueless Parenting
John and Laurie have been separated for three years now. John has custody of their three boys and said that he is “one in a million” because he is a single father raising his children. John doesn’t believe that there are any single dads out there. He wrote in to Dr. Phil to challenge him to take on his problems. He thinks that dads can’t handle raising their kids. “They all suck except for me,” John said.
He wrote to Dr. Phil boasting about his life and looks. John thinks he is identical to Jon Bon Jovi – I don’t see it – and if he wanted he could be dating Jennifer Aniston. He challenged Dr. Phil to see if his boasting was true. “If you don’t then you are afraid to hear the truth,” John said.
Dr. Phil said he’s not afraid of the truth, so John, Laurie and their three boys came to the show.
Dr Phil: Unruly Children & Discipline
Laurie thinks her ex-husband John is delusional and crazy. He thinks he is the exception to the rule, but his life is in chaos. John called Laurie a “runaway mom.”
John assumed that single dads go after younger women and if he wanted he could have a stripper pole in his bedroom. He said he doesn’t live that lifestyle for his boys, but the boys are unruly and mean. John got angry in a split second and began yelling for no reason at all. He said having three kids is overwhelming. Last week, his 12-year-old, Alexander, hit him and gave him a black eye.
The boys think their father has too many rules and they rebel against him. John and Laurie agree that there are no rules in the home and the boys run the house. They treat their father like garbage and are not afraid of him at all. John tries not to yell at the boys and never hits his children. Can Dr. Phil save this dad and bring him back to reality?