Dr. Phil: Dr. Phil Trains Chase To Parent In The Real World
Dr. Phil has written a new book called Life Code, which he says almost wrote itself because of how passionate he was about one of the topic matter – parenting. Dr. Phil says that we should always be preparing our children for the real world, and Johnna hasn’t done this, even though it isn’t entirely her fault. Dr. Phil decided to put Johnna through a parenting test to show he several key things a parent must teach their children.
Dr. Phil: Dr. Phil’s Four Things A Parent Must Teach Their Children
As a parent, you need to always be preparing your child for the next level of life – a middle school student should be prepared to take on more responsibilities in high school; a high school student should be ready to be more independent in college, and so on. Unfortunately, Johnna had never prepared Chase for the next level of life at any point. She never taught him how to manage his money, raise a child, or get and hold a job
Another one of the things a parent must teach their children are your values so that they will self-police when you are not around. Unfortunately, Johnna never disciplined Chase so that he had his priorities straight. While it may not sound like the worst thing in the world for a bachelor to spend three or four hours a night playing video games, Chase has a son that he needs to be attending to.
The third question Dr. Phil had for Johnna was if she had taught Chase to protect himself so that he could keep himself out of harm’s way when she is no longer around. If Chase is telling us that he doesn’t even know how to ride a bus at age 23, it is safe to say that Johnna never really got around to this one.
Parents also must instill the courage to be honest with themselves in their children so that they will not live a lie and potentially become a victim. Since Chase denied ever abusing his girlfriend, despite the copious amount of evidence to the contrary, Johnna couldn’t say she had done this one either. Chase has also never been honest with himself about how much he has achieved in life and how much he can start doing to ensure his success.