Dr Phil February 19 2013 Recaps
Dr. Phil set out to find the truth behind a single dad and opened a whole other can of worms. He found violence, bad parenting and a family in trouble. Dr. Phil talked to John and Laurie about their experimental parenting and why it needs to end immediately.
Dr Phil: Divorced Parents Battle Unruly Children & Have No Discipline
John boasts that he is a great dad, but is he really? His kids don’t listen to him, call him names and gave him a black eye. He loves them and wants to be a good dad, but should their mom step back into the picture? Laurie moved 1,500 miles away to be with her boyfriend but know the situation is not good with John and the boys.
Dr Phil: Runaway Mom Laurie + Delusional Dad John = Family Troubles
Laurie raised the boys while John was in jail, but left them with him to move 1,500 miles away. The boys ask for her but only see Laurie a couple times a year. She said John is delusional, obsessed with money and isn’t telling the whole truth.
Dr Phil Unconventional Parenting & John’s Rampages = Kids Bad Behavior
Their unconventional parenting experiment needs to end, but Laurie doesn’t want to go back to her old life. Her boyfriend Joe told the truth about John and his drinking. The boys stepped in and explained what life is like with their dad. The boys said their dad is mean and violent. He said he loves them, but they don’t believe he really does.
Dr Phil: Divorce & Children, Laurie & John’s Parenting Plan Of Action
Dr. Phil gave this family a plan of action. He said Laurie needs to move home and parent her kids. Being a parent requires making sacrifices. He told John he would get him help and help him redefine the relationship he has with his kids.