kill your child before she/he kills you?
I'm watching the Dr. Phil that aired earlier today (airs again in a few hrs @ 3:00am EST) and this couple wrote Dr. Phil 800 times pleading for his help
They have a troubled teenager, to say the least. He is violent, pretty much abuses his mother. She fears that one day he will bust down her door and kill her the next time he goes into a violent rage.
His first incident was at age 6 on a camping trip where he hit a boy on the head with a flashlight
He has other troubling signs like...
Animal abuse (threw a dog)
Anti-social behavior (refuses to school work so he's at a 4th grade level)
Steals his mother undergarments and random stuff from other people (who? they don't know) and hides it in his bedroom
Plays with matches
Plays with feces
Threatens to take his life and the life of his parents
He's been to a dozen treatment centers and rehab facilities with no successWhat would you do?
Here's a summary and video clips from the show...http://drphil.com/shows/show/1950
Wednesday - January 9, 2013
Phyllis and Barry say they're desperate to calm their violent
15-year-old son, Brandon, and turn to Dr. Phil for help. The couple
confides that signs of their son's anger began around age 6 and has
grown progressively worse -- so much so that their requests for Brandon
to perform simple tasks such as brushing his teeth or bathing cause him
to go into a rage, breaking things and punching holes in walls, and even
chasing Phyllis with scissors. Barry says they walk on eggshells,
waiting for Brandon’s next violent outburst and that every day he leaves
the house worried that his wife may not make it to the end of the day.
For protection, the couple says they’ve even installed locks on various
doors throughout their home, providing Phyllis a "safe room" in which
to hide. What is at the root of Brandon's anger? Dr. Phil spends some
one-on-one time with the young man to determine what’s driving his
behavior. And, find out what Phyllis recently found in Brandon’s room
that shocked her to her core.