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Fany and her husband, Markus, say they’re at their wits’ end with Fany’s 16-year-old “party girl” daughter, Claire, who admittedly drinks, smokes marijuana and has sex with numerous partners. Fany says that recently, Claire even participated in an orgy at a party, which Fany found out about when graphic photos and a video surfaced online. Claire admits that her partying and promiscuity has earned her a reputation among her peers. How does she explain her choices? And, she opens up about the night at the party -- and the backlash she says she has experienced since. How does she feel about the decisions she made that night? Can Dr. Phil get to the root of the teen’s self-destructive behavior? And, what responsibility do Fany and Markus hold in the situation? Then, when she appeared on the show three years ago, 20-year-old Layla was heading down a dangerous path of drinking, drugs and promiscuity. How is she doing now? And, hear Layla’s message for Claire -- will it make an impact?

Find out what happened on the show.
Replied By: alwaysaskeptic on May 19, 2014, 3:57PM - In reply to doctorburns
To the poster who minimized posting pics of naked teens as NOT being child porn, you're off the mark by a long shot. In Canada, charges have been laid in similar cases as Claire's, where so-called friends or classmates have posted pornographic pictures of minors on the internet. Sometimes those charged have been other young women. The pertinent age MAY be 15, I'll have to look it up, but posting sexual images of 15 and 16 yr olds, girls or boys, is distributing child pornography, as these kids are MINORS!
Replied By: doctorburns on May 18, 2014, 9:27PM - In reply to imperatrice
Thank you. You're probably right. Scare-mongering trumps logic every time.
Replied By: doctorburns on May 18, 2014, 9:25PM - In reply to upsydasy
You don't believe for a moment that Claire likes sex? Why???  Because she's a girl and only boys that age like sex? That is such a false and damaging stereotype. Claire is actually brave enough to say she likes sex even though society unfairly labels her as a slut for it. She's said it over and over again but we cannot accept her answer. Until she admits to unfounded  theories of why she is having sex, they'll continue to put her into counseling. Over and over, every day she'll be told she has low self-esteem stemming from daddy issues and a mildly traumatic experience. Then, after years of this brain washing, when she finally breaks down and says "yes, you are right, I don't really like it" the counselots and ignorant parents will say "see, we told you."  The end result, a successfully brainwashed young woman and wealthy counselors. What kind of messed up world is this?
Replied By: lesliedrphil on May 17, 2014, 10:04PM
There is so much I could say but I'll only mention two things. Since this show attempts to enlighted viewers Dr Phil should have emphasized the damage a parent does when they don't acknowledge a child's trauma from even the "mildest" form of sexual assault-even if the child managed to get themselves into that situation by not listening to them. Where is the compassion? And calling your own child horrible names, Whore, slut, etc. can do more to damage them than a stranger touching them! It's like reinforcing all those awful enter thoughts she's having after being taken advantage of by that stranger!
Replied By: KateBauer on May 17, 2014, 11:28AM
I feel awful for Claire that she has so little self esteem.  Sadly, a lot of young girls today equate sex as my generation considered shaking hands.  I am happy she is getting the help she so desperately needs, but if infact the show or Dr. Phil is paying for it I find this unacceptable.  Clearly, her parents are in the 1% group of this country and could well afford it.  All they would have had to do was watch Dr. Phil a few times and they could have found the name of the facility that could help her.  I hope she finds worth in herself and stops being promiscuous.  Sex should be about love and intimacy not as a party game.  Lets face  it the boys/man involved are wrong but most males will take every and any opportunity to have sex with any willing girl.  They should be held accountable, but I doubt they will.  I was molested many, many times by a well known allergist who shamely has a Chair in his name at a nationally known university for "Patient Care".  This really is ironic, the molester, has fame and a good name in the community and medical profession.  Thankfully, I did not let that make me promiscuous.  I was so young and naive I didn't even know that he shouldn't be doing the examinations he did to me behind a locked door everytime I went to him which was often.  I told no one until I was 43 and verified it with a psychiatrist.   I guess what I am saying is Claire should not define who she really is from what happened to her.
Replied By: marvina11 on May 16, 2014, 2:24PM
This show brought me to tears because I was/am her. Shes so lucky and fortunate to have the help shes getting that I didnt have. Ive had a lot of sexual trauma and I've been healing from it by myself for the most part. I was raped at 14 and started acting very promiscuous and suicidal after the fact. It's a struggle to get through but with time my self worth has gone up a lot, but every once in a while I slip back into my bad habits. You can get through it...we're all in this together.
Replied By: cheeker on May 16, 2014, 10:21AM
Okay, I watched the show and realized this girl is even more troubled than I initially thought just from the very telling previews. Still though, the messages she's getting from the adults in her life are so not helpful. Then she says, "I like sex." Is she under the impression that she's not supposed to?  She says guys like her because they know she's skilled at sex.....well, everyone likes sex. And anybody can be skilled at it, it's just most girls her age aren't that experienced yet. I'm sorry if this post is making anyone uncomfortable, it's not meant to. Nobody wants to expose young kids to adult issues but this girl is very troubled. It's just I know this girl, I grew up knowing girls like her in high school. And the things she's being told and that she's then telling herself are so inaccurate and her life is going to get worse, not better. From meeting her on the show, I'd like to see her life get better, not worse. There was another girl on the show, the blonde one, I think she was trying really hard to explain this to her because she found out the hard way.
Replied By: cleanbeestl on May 15, 2014, 8:58PM - In reply to givemeabreakeh
I hope my opening line wasnt all you read.. What I meant by my comment that upset you wasnt that the boys involved, my son or boys in general should get away with anything while only girls suffer the consequences of bad behavior.. Im a WOMAN for crying out loud.. All I meant was boys dont go through the same bullying aspects from the bad behavior.. Thats a fact.. Girls are bullied more than boys.. Is it fair or right ?? No.. But I was a teenage girl and was bullied to no end.. It was awful and Im thankful I have a son that will not have to go thru the hell I did.. I wish you would read the whole post because Im pretty sure I held those boys accountable in it..
Replied By: jennysgram on May 15, 2014, 6:55PM - In reply to freakychi381
The Doctors show is a good idea, and Doctor on Demand could participate as well.
Replied By: freakychi381 on May 15, 2014, 4:38PM - In reply to jennysgram
I could not agree with you more.  STIs like genital herpes often are symptomless in people, it can't be diagnosed until you have symptoms, so honestly I would have no way of knowing if I had it or not.  She is at such a high risk of contracting human papilloma virus and thus suffering from cervical cancer in later life.  Do you guys vaccinate 12 year olds in America for HPV?  We are starting to in the UK.  Dr Phil please can you devote a significant segment of a show to this?  Maybe with some crossover from the Doctors show?
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